If you’re a pickle lover you may want to know what spices and herbs to use in your own pickling endeavors. A common pickling shopping list includes allspice, mustard seed, coriander seed, black peppercorns, ginger root, cinnamon, bay leaf, cloves, dill, and nutmeg. Ultimately it comes down to personal taste so experimenting is key. Growing your own herbs is another way, but the spices used for pickles usually come from tropical environments so that may be a challenge depending where you live. Cilantro, dill, and mustard seeds are easy to grow in any garden as long as you plant at the right times.
- The herbs and spices that are used for the pickling process usually come from tropical environments
- Although many different ingredients can be used for pickling, dill seed is considered an absolute must
- There are many different types of pickling spices including mustard seed, coriander seed, and black peppercorn
“Spices for pickles (such as black peppercorn, allspice, cinnamon, cloves, mace, and nutmeg) generally hail from tropical environs, making it less likely that most of us can grow them.”