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🍊 DIY Citrusy Pickling Solution Recipe 🥒

Learn how to make a DIY citrusy pickling solution with this easy recipe from Just Canning. Perfect for pickling a variety of fruits and vegetables. Adjust to taste!

DIY Citrusy Pickling Solution

You will need:

  • cup of water1 cup of water
  • tablespoons of salt2 tablespoons of salt
  • tablespoon of sugar1 tablespoon of sugar
  • cup of lemon juice1 cup of fresh lemon or lime juice


  1. Start by pouring 1 cup of water into a saucepan.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of salt and 1 tablespoon of sugar to the water.
  3. Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring until the salt and sugar have completely dissolved.
  4. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let it cool down for a few minutes.
  5. Stir in 1 cup of fresh lemon or lime juice.
  6. Your DIY Citrusy Pickling Solution is ready. Use it immediately, or store in a tightly sealed jar in the refrigerator.


This pickling solution can be used for a variety of fruits and vegetables. Adjust the salt and sugar to taste if desired.

Unlock the vibrant flavors of your favorite fruits and vegetables with our DIY Citrusy Pickling Solution. This simple, homemade recipe will transform your produce into a tangy delight, perfect for adding a zing to your meals or enjoying as a standalone snack.

With just four ingredients - water, salt, sugar, and fresh citrus juice, you can create a pickling solution that's not only delicious but also free from preservatives and artificial flavors. This is the beauty of making your own pickles - you have complete control over what goes into your food.

Our recipe is versatile and can be used for a variety of fruits and vegetables. Whether you're interested in pickling cucumbers or want to experiment with other produce from your garden, this solution will do the trick. And if you're a fan of a little heat, why not add some spices to the mix? Check out our article on spicy pickling recipes for some inspiration.

Remember, the key to successful pickling is balance. The salt and sugar in this recipe can be adjusted to your taste. If you prefer a sweeter pickle, add more sugar. If you like a more savory pickle, increase the salt. The choice is yours!

Once you've made your pickling solution, you can store it in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed jar. This way, you'll always have it on hand for when the pickling mood strikes. For more tips on storing and using pickling solutions, have a look at our FAQ on homemade pickling juice.

So, why wait? Start your pickling adventure today with our DIY Citrusy Pickling Solution. Happy pickling!