This homemade pickling spice recipe is a blend of spices that can be used to make everything from sweet, dill, or bread and butter pickles to seasoning vegetables and anything else you like.
Pickle seasoning is so easy to make and it makes the best pickles ever! You'll never go back to store-bought pickle spice mix again.
Why This Recipe Works
- It's versatile! The ingredients list below is a basic list, adjust the ingredients to your taste.
- It's easy to make! Mix the spices together and use it in your favorite pickle recipe.
What's in pickle seasoning
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This is an overview of the ingredients and steps to make this recipe, scroll down for a printable recipe card with exact measurements and instructions.
Crushed bay leaves
Here Is How to Make it
Step 1. Mix the ingredients together
Step 2. Pour or spoon the pickle seasoning into a jar
There is no one way to make pickle seasoning. The ingredient list above is a basic list of spices to use, but the options are endless! Feel free to add or omit spices based on your taste. Here are some spices to try out:
Uses for Pickling Spice
In addition, pickle spice tastes great sprinkled on steamed or roasted vegetables, in meat marinades, stews, steamed or broiled shrimp or seafood.
How to Store Pickling Seasoning
This recipe makes a little under ½ cup of seasoning blend. If you are not making a large batch of pickles, the pickle seasoning can be stored for up to 12 months in a jar in your spice cabinet.
Your Questions Answered
Here are the most commonly asked questions about this recipe for homemade pickling spice. If your question isn't answered below, leave me a comment and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
It depends on your pickle recipe, most recipes call for one to one and a half tablespoons of pickling spice per pint container. You should be able to make 10 to 13 pints of pickles with this recipe.
You can, but the flavor might not be the same. Start with replacing the berries with one teaspoon of ground spice, and adjust to your taste. Here is an article on How to Swap Whole Spices for Ground that might help.
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