French Spicy Pickling Mix


Hand Blended Ingredients: red pepper flakes, white peppercorns, whole clove, dried thyme, rosemary, coriander seed, organic bay leaves (crumbled), marjoram

Inspired by the French cornichon, this pickling blend adds an extra kick of heat and a French flair to your pickled cucumbers, onions, carrots, peppers, radishes, and beats. Wrapped in cheesecloth, this unique spice blend can also add flavor to your soups, stews, beans, and rice dishes.

There are many methods for making pickles, and you may find you prefer your pickled vegetables crunchier or softer then others. We suggest searching for recipes online or in cookbooks and experimenting until you find the perfect recipe for you.

Or you can try the quick and easy method below.

Looking for a more traditional pickling spice blend? Try Betty Janes Pickling Spice.


  1. Bring 2 cups Vinegar, 3 cups Water, 3 Tbsp. Kosher Salt, and 2 Tbsp. Pickling Mix to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer for 5-7 mins.
  3. Strain liquid and allow to cool slightly while you prepare your vegetables.
  4. Fill 2 mason jars full of prepared vegetable, then pour the warm picking brine over the vegetables.
  5. Once the filled jars have cooled to room temperature, cover, and store in fridge for up to a week.

You can also try adding fresh dill or garlic to your pickles to add more flavor, and if you like sweeter pickles, try adding 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp of sugar to your brine before boiling.

TIP: The hotter the liquid you pour over your vegetables, the softer they will become, so if you prefer crunchier pickled vegetables, let the brine cool to room temperature before pouring into jars, especially with softer vegetables like cucumbers.

Solvang Spice Merchant