Spicy DIY Pickling Spice Blend

September 18th 2018

by Mountain Rose Herbs

As fall approaches our gardens start bursting with sun-kissed fruits and veggies. Preserving these gems of summer now is a wonderful way to bring a kiss of summer into your kitchen during the deep cold months of winter.

One of our favorite ways to keep a taste of summer throughout the year is to make pickles! Try this delightfully herby and spicy recipe for pickling your garden favorites. Some of our favorite veggies to pickle are cauliflower florets, pearl onions, peppers, carrots, fresh garlic cloves, green beans, watermelon rind, and stinging nettle leaves (harvested before the plant flowers or goes to seed).

Photo by Monika Grabkowska on Unsplash


Gardener’s Pickling Spice Blend
Prep time: 5 minutes



  1. Mix all ingredients together in a glass panty jar.
  2. Use in any recipe calling for picking spice.

Looking for recipe inspiration? Try our Fermented Mixed Veggies with Pickling Spice!