Eggplant Sandwich (With Quick-Pickled Carrots & Onions)

baguette style bread topped with sliced of roasted eggplant and pickled carrots

Here’s a festive meal that might win over the eggplant averse. If you really want to stack the deck, make it with a soft baguette-style bread. You should feel free to improvise with this sandwich. The key elements are some kind of soft and chewy bread, baked eggplant (straight from the oven or leftover), a […]

Quick Pickles 101

Three open canning jars filled with sliced vegetables

Quick pickles (or “Quickles”) take very little time to make and will last in the refrigerator for up to two months. Add them to crudeté platters and use them to garnish any sandwich or savory dish that would benefit from a bit of crunch, salt, and acid. I frequently make small batches for tacos, falafel, […]

Butternut Squash & Black Bean Tacos

Butternut Squash & Black Bean Tacos and fixings

I have to confess, when I was assembling this meal, I was tempted to run out and buy a lime and possibly some salsa and sour cream. Then I reminded myself that running out to the store to create an instagram-worthy meal is the opposite of what Vinegar Home is all about. Instead, it’s about […]

Quick-Pickled Red Onions

Overhead shot of a canning jar with pickled red onions with whole spices visible on top

Quick-pickling or “quickling” is a fast, simple way to pickle vegetables. You can whip these onions up at the beginning of cooking dinner and enjoy them with your meal. They are great on Mexican food, but really can go on anything that would benefit from a zesty tang. Try them on tacos, sandwiches, burgers, eggs, […]

Simple Quick-Pickled Beets

A small white bowl containing slices of pickled beets on a plate with a quesadilla

This is a mild, slightly sweet quick-pickle and works well as a side dish or you can toss them into salads or sandwiches. Pictured above they are served with kale, cheese and black bean quesadillas.  Big Picture Many quick-pickle recipes do not require cooking first, but this one does. You’ll boil the beets and mix […]