Pickling Vegetables

Elena Duggan


Pickling Liquid Base Ingredients

  • 1L Water
  • 1L White Vinegar / Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 50g Salt, Murray River
  • 50g Stevia Monkfruit – more if desired / honey


  • 500g Cucumbers, similar length/ height of jar, quartered lengthwise
  • ¼ bunch dill
  • 10-25g Yellow mustard seeds


  • 500g Heirloom carrots, similar length/ height of jar, quartered lengthwise
  • 10-25g Fennel Seeds
  • 10-25g Coriander seeds

Baby Onions

  • 500g Baby onions
  • 10-25g Black Peppercorns
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely sliced

(Japanese) Pickled Ginger

  • 500g Water
  • 500g Rice vinegar
  • 50g Salt, Murray River
  • 50g Stevia Monkfruit – more if desired
  • 500g Ginger, peeled and finely sliced
  • 2 slices fresh beetroot, peeled, approx. 5mm discs


  1. Ensure all vegetables are thoroughly cleaned before beginning.
  2. Bring liquid ingredients to boil in a saucepan.
  3. Whilst waiting for the liquid to come to the boil, place vegetables in jar as tightly and aesthetically pleasing as possible, placing herbs and spices in and around.
  4. Once liquid has come to the boil, gently and carefully pour into jars, use a funnel if safer.
  5. Leave approx. 1cm space from the top before tightening lid.
  6. Allow thorough cooling before refrigeration.
  7. Pickles will be delicious after 12hrs, but will continue to get better, will last up to 4weeks in fridge.


  1. Utilise your favourite herbs and spices paired with your favourite vegetables
  2. Many sweeteners can be substituted for stevia/ monk fruit but all have different effects on the appearance of the liquid, level of sweetness and effect on your body. Honey is a great flavour but tends to make the liquid cloudy. Sugar has the most consistent results but destabilises blood sugars. Stevia seems to provide a happy medium – stable blood sugars, good colour, enjoyable sweetness.

Waste Tips

  1. This is a good method for utilising plentiful, abundant and seasonal vegetables which are usually available at a cheaper price – bonus!

Health and Lifestyle Notes:

  • Grain Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Refined Sugar Free
  • Sugar Free – Low Fructose
  • Dairy Free
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Ketogenic Friendly
  • BulletProof Friendly
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Pescatarian

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