Sweet-Spicy Refrigerator Pickles
This lively mix of sweet peppers, red onion, and jalapeño makes a tasty addition to burgers and sandwiches, and is just as good eaten straight from the jar. Fresh lemon slices and thyme give the vegetables a lovely bright flavor and rice wine vinegar makes the brine crystal clear. And because these refrigerator pickles don't require water bath canning, they are so easy to pull off—most of the cook time is spent waiting for the vegetables to cool. A jar of these colorful pickles also makes a fantastic (and easy) homemade hostess gift.