Meatless Monday: “Quick Pickle Kit” Garlic Dill Pickles for Game Day!


Pickles.  I love them.  They’re great for a snack and the perfect side kick to a sandwich.  There was a time in my life back many years ago that pickles were my favorite late night go to- some people eat pizza, I used to eat pickles.  Full disclosure though, I’ve never pickled a thing in my life….until recently that is. 

A few weeks ago I came across this product called the “Quick Pickle Kit” and I was intrigued.  Mostly because it implied that I could make my pickles “quicker” and also because I thought it would be something I should finally try to do since I’m an adult now and all. So I reached out to the Quick Pickle Kit team and asked if they could send one along so I could give it a try! 

Since I’ve never pickled anything before, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised to find a 2 liter resealable glass jar, a Quick Pickle Recipe Book and pickling spice packets.  

Being the bad busy blogger I am, I totally forgot to take before pictures, but here is their product image so you can get an idea: 

The Quick Pickle Kit

So how exactly does a 2 liter jar and spices (1 tbsp picking salt, 2 tsp dill weed and 2 tsp dill seed) make some quick pickles? Well, you pretty much just add fresh veggies, water and vinegar and you’re good to go! 

Quick Pickle Kit Garlic Dill Pickles {no preservatives, chemical free, gluten free, Meatless Monday}

The method which the kit uses is all natural and contains no preservatives or chemicals just all natural, quick and simple goodness. 

I chose to make Quick Garlic Dill Pickles (yes, I am a dill girl- no love for sweet pickles here).  Actually, I decided that I should pickle a few other veggies too and the recipe book suggested carrots and cauliflower would compliment the cucumbers well so that is what I went with. 

After chopping up the recommended amount of veggies, all I had to do was add a mixture of vinegar and water, seal the jar shut and let it sit in a bath of boiling water for approximately 75 minutes (I set a timer to make sure I didn’t leave it sitting there because I would totally do that).  Once the 75 minutes are up, you flip it lid side down on the counter to vacuum seal it then flip it back over and let the glass cool.  Once cooled, my pickled veggie mix chilled out in the fridge for about 3 days and viola, I have myself some quick pickles! 

Quick Pickle Kit Garlic Dill Pickles {no preservatives, chemical free, gluten free, Meatless Monday}

Quick Pickle Kit Garlic Dill Pickles {no preservatives, chemical free, gluten free, Meatless Monday}

Any guesses what I plan on using them for?! GAME DAY of course (duh)! 

Quick Pickle Kit Garlic Dill Pickles {no preservatives, chemical free, gluten free, Meatless Monday}

These delicious garlicky dill pickles are seriously perfect to munch on for Monday Night Football.  I forewarned you that more football food would be coming and as promised, I delivered.  They would even compliment my Paleo Sweet Potato Sliders quite well if I do say so myself. 

Whether you have no idea how to pickle (me) or are just looking to make some quick pickled deliciousness for your next get together, the Quick Pickle Kit is worth checking into.  It also makes a really great gift for the foodie in your life!  It can be purchased on Amazon for $39.99.  You can also connect with Quick Pickle Kit on Facebook!

Don’t forget to linkup if you have a meatless recipe to share! :)

 

 

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Have you ever pickled your own veggies before? 

This post is also linked up with Tina Muir and Confessions of a Mother Runner for Meatless Monday.


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56 Comments

jill conyers
Reply September 21, 2015

I love pickled veggies especially when I make my own.
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 21, 2015

    They are delish!

    aelicatese
    Reply September 22, 2015

    It does make them taste just that much better! ;)

CARLA
Reply September 21, 2015

OH! Ive never ever had pickled CAULIFLOWER!
Now I wanna quick pickle my own.
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 21, 2015

    It is actually quite tasty!

    aelicatese
    Reply September 22, 2015

    Do it up! :)

Tina muir
Reply September 21, 2015

Ah thats so cool! I had no idea such a thing existed, but that would make it SO much easier for me to make pickles. I LOVE dill pickles! Love the other ingredients you used in there too, I bet they are delicious! Have a wonderful Monday :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 21, 2015

    Thank you, hope you have a wonderful Monday too! :)

    aelicatese
    Reply September 22, 2015

    They are delicious and SO easy!

Diatta @ Femme Fitale Fit Club
Reply September 21, 2015

I love pickles. We used to walk down to the corner store and buy garlic pickles all the time. LOVE THEM!
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 22, 2015

    Haha that is awesome!!!

Michelle
Reply September 21, 2015

I actually hate pickles, lol...but I've never tried pickled anything else before! Interesting!
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 22, 2015

    Haha that is too funny!

Renee @ Bendiful Blog
Reply September 21, 2015

Yes for dill pickles! I actually was just thinking about cranking out some bread and butter ones but maybe dill would be better? I love garlic and dill. Great now all I can think about are pickles thanks Annmarie :)
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Pragati // Simple Medicine
Reply September 21, 2015

Pickles are my favorite snack when I want something savory or salty. The DIY versions are the best!

    aelicatese
    Reply September 22, 2015

    They are a great salty snack!

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply September 21, 2015

I love pickles too! I tried making them a few months ago and not as hard as I thought. This kit looks like a great place to start and a FUN gift. Happy Meatless Monday
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 22, 2015

    This kit definitely makes it easy and quick!

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Reply September 21, 2015

You know I'm all about the pickles!

    aelicatese
    Reply September 22, 2015

    yeah girl!

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply September 21, 2015

I've wanted to try to make pickles! Looks so yummy!
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 22, 2015

    This kit makes it so easy!

Lindsay (@RunWithTongs)
Reply September 21, 2015

These sound fantastic!

    aelicatese
    Reply September 22, 2015

    They were! :)

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply September 21, 2015

I am obsessed with pickles. Actually, we went out for dinner last night and I asked for a whole side order of pickles. I think the waitress thought I was pregnant haha.
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 22, 2015

    HAHA that is awesome!

Carrie A Groff
Reply September 21, 2015

I'm totally going to have to check this out! I love garlic dill pickles and never buy them at the store because they all are loaded with HFCS and other junk.

    aelicatese
    Reply September 22, 2015

    Definitely check this out- you'd love it!

GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth
Reply September 21, 2015

I have to admit I haven't always been a fan of pickles. My mother basically exiled them from our house when I was a kid cuz she hates them and I didn't try them until very recently...like last month.
I'm definitely intrigued by the idea of making my own though!
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 22, 2015

    Haha, really?! That is funny! Hope you give them another chance! :P

Crystal Renaud
Reply September 21, 2015

Pickles are a huge hit in our house too! Even the toddlers love them. We had pickles for our wedding favors :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 22, 2015

    Aw, that is awesome! Love that!

Michelle
Reply September 21, 2015

Yum! I just posted a recipe for Brussels sprouts. They do have bacon, but you can omit that step! I also posted sweet potato chips and the link is on my most recent post! <3

    aelicatese
    Reply September 22, 2015

    Awesome! Just make sure you link back so we can share :)

Rachel
Reply September 21, 2015

Hahaha!!! No wonder we get along so well -- I used to snack on pickles in college, too! And olives. I don't like martinis but I always ordered them so I could eat the olives. ;)~
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 22, 2015

    HAHAHA that is way too funny! My hubby does the same thing- he just wants to eat the olives! :P

Sarah
Reply September 21, 2015

Love making our own pickles! We just ate the last of them and our cucumbers in the garden are about done there are only a couple out there, not enough to make a jar, unless we made a little one. :(
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 22, 2015

    Aw well savor all that you can! :)

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply September 21, 2015

This is so cool! I'm a dill girl, myself :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 22, 2015

    #DillGirlsUnite

Liz
Reply September 21, 2015

How fun!! I've never pickled anything but I totally would if I had this kit!
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 22, 2015

    This kit made is SO easy!!!

Sam @ PancakeWarriors
Reply September 21, 2015

I've never pickled anything in my lifa... that has to change!! I love that you pickled more than cucumber, I want to try pickled cauliflower so bad!! Guess I'm gong to have to try this out soon!! Sounds so easy!
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 22, 2015

    It really is so good! Hope you get to give it a try! :)

Ilka@ilkasblog.com
Reply September 22, 2015

The kit seems to be an awesome idea. I love pickled and fermented food. So good for you!
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 24, 2015

    The kit made it SO easy! I really enjoyed it!

Jess @hellotofit
Reply September 22, 2015

I've never pickled anything (yet), either! There is a local BBQ place that has all different flavors of pickles to go with your BBQ. SO GOOD.
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 24, 2015

    YUM! That does sound good!

Kara @ The Daily Whisk
Reply September 22, 2015

Oh yes, dill pickles all the way!
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 24, 2015

    Heck yeah! :)

Eva at Kid Minds
Reply September 22, 2015

I love dill pickles, but only if they are homemade. I have never came across store bought variety that I approved. This year I've been lazy (busy?) and didn't pickle anything (even beets). So this kit sure sounds like a great find to me! Right about now in my life "Quick" always catches my attention.
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 24, 2015

    Haha me too- I don't have time for a lot of the things I'd like to do :(

Abby @ BackAtSquareZero
Reply September 23, 2015

My dad makes this with stuff from their garden and calls it gardenia.
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 24, 2015

    Ooooh that sounds yummy!

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply September 23, 2015

This looks cool. I don't like pickles but I love pickled carrots and onions!!

    aelicatese
    Reply September 24, 2015

    Hah that is too funny!

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