Homemade Quick Pickles on Charcuterie and Cheese Board with Pure Ocean® Sea Salt

Crunchy bites of colorful homemade pickles are the perfect accompaniment to a cheese and charcuterie board. This quick method allows you to use your favorite, seasonal veggies and have them ready to serve and enjoy after a night in the fridge.

Key Ingredient(s)

Pure Ocean® Atlantic Sea Salt
  • Servings: 3-4
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: No cooking required, simply chill overnight in the fridge

Ingredients

  • ½ pound trimmed and thinly sliced vegetables, such as: carrots, bell peppers, cucumbers, celery or asparagus
  • ½ red onion, sliced
  • 3 or 4 sprigs fresh tarragon or dill

For the Pickling Brine

  • 1/3 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • Zest of 1 medium lemon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dill seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Pure Ocean Atlantic Sea Salt — Fine grain

For the Cheese and Charcuterie Plate:

  • An assortment of your favorite cured meats or charcuterie
  • Your favorite cheeses (we like to mix it up & include both hard and soft cheese!)
  • Crackers, crostini or a baguette

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine all the brine ingredients and mix well. In a clean, sterilized 16-ounce glass Mason or canning jar, arrange the pickling vegetables, red onion, and herb sprigs. Ladle the pickling brine into the jar until the vegetables are covered, making sure to include the seeds.
  2. Refrigerate for 24 hours before serving.
  3. On a large cutting board or serving platter, arrange the pickles, cured meats, and cheese. Serve with crackers or bread. You can store leftover pickles in their jar(s) in the fridge, but they will continue to soften as they sit, so enjoy within a few days.
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