Pickling Spices Recipe - The Ideal Mix For
Preserving Food Traditional Style

When putting together a pickling spices recipe you can have a simple, straightforward blend with 6-7 ingredients. Or, if you're the adventurous cook, add as many of your favourite ingredients as you desire! 

The one below is my staple recipe, super simple to put together and is a good all-rounder(See the bottom of the page for more of my blends)

Homemade Pickling Spices Recipe

What You'll Need: (Makes about 10 tablespoons)

10-15 dried bay leaves
2 tbsp dried ginger root
2 tbsp yellow mustard seeds
2 tbsp peppercorns
1 tbsp mace blades
1 tbsp allspice berries
4 tsp coriander seeds
2 tsp dill seeds
2 tsp dried red pepper flakes
2 inch cinnamon stick
6 cloves

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Crumble the bay leaves and break up the cinnamon and mace blades

That's all there is to it! But...

Note: Just before using, it's a good idea to also very lightly crush the whole spices. This will crack and bruise them and release more of their flavours which will be transferred to your pickling recipe. I use a mortar and pestle, but a rolling pin also works.

Stored in an airtight jar this pickling mix will be good for a year or so.

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