Homemade Claussen Knock-Off Pickles - These are refrigerated deli pickles (dill kosher pickles or Lithuanian half-sours). What's better than a refreshing icy-cold, salty, crunchy pickle. No special equipment and no canning experience needed. These can be stored in the refrigerator for up to six months provided you keep them covered with brine.
An easy to make Asian Cucumber Salad that's full of crunchy cucumber, rice wine vinegar, and a few secret ingredients! Can be served as a refreshing summer salad or the condiment to a sandwich! veganize by using agave nectar in place of honey
Greek Dressing So Good You Could Drink It Straight -- 1 cup olive oil, 1 cup red wine vinegar, 2 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, 2 1/2 tsp. dried oregano, 2 1/2 tsp. dried basil, 2 tsp. pepper, 2 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. onion powder, 2 tsp. Dijon-style mustard, Mix together and shake well. Store at room temperature tightly covered. This was great just like the recipe reads, but I kicked it up a notch by adding some Feta cheese to the recipe and it was amazing!
salsa Simple and delicious: Chop 5-6 Roma tomatoes,1 small onion and 1/2 cup fresh Cilantro. Mince 2 seeded Serrano or Jalapeño peppers and 1 clove of garlic. Add 2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice and salt and pepper to taste. Mix everything together and let sit overnight for flavors to meld.
I believe in the power of a good pickle. Toss baby greens with a bit of crumbled cheese and a slices of pickled beet and call it dinner. Drizzle olive oil over pickled cauliflower and it becomes a quick appetizer for guests. Nuzzle a couple of dilly beans alongside your hot dog instead of relish for a crunchy pucker. Truly, there isn't much that a pickle can't do to jazz up or round out a meal.