Champagne White Balsamic Garlic Habanero Pickles

Champagne White Balsamic Garlic Habanero Pickles



It’s pickle time.  Easy, spicy, crunchy, knock-your-socks-off, pickle time.


2 pounds fresh, small, firm pickling cucumbers

1 fresh habanero pepper sliced in half (optional)

5 cloves fresh garlic (optional)

3″ sprig fresh dill

1 cup French Champagne vinegar

1 cup Jalapeño White Balsamic (or your favourite white balsamic)

2 cups filtered water

1/4 cup kosher salt

1 tablespoon pickling spice mix (optional)


Arrange cucumbers, habanero pepper halves, garlic cloves, and sprig of dill in one large sterilized lidded jar, or divide among smaller sterilized jars with tight fitting lids.


In a medium sauce pan set over medium-high heat, heat  French Champagne Vinegar, Jalapeño White Balsamic vinegar, pickling spice (if using), salt, and water to a simmer.


Pour hot liquid over the pickels, making sure the liquid comes above the pickles and allow to cool to room temperature.  Refrigerate pickles for a minimum of 7 days before eating to allow the brine to penetrate the cucumbers.  Flavor will improve over time.  Keep refrigerated.


Posted by Rachel Bradley-Gomez at 11:39 AM |

Culinary Adventures – Venezuelan Paella!

We were so happy to receive this photo from one of our customers. She picked out a selection of our oils and vinegars and one of our robust extra virgin olive oils was fortunate enough to be sent to friends in Caracas, Venezuela where it was a key ingredient in this unbelievable looking Paella. Thanks so much for sharing this with us & we hope the Paella was as good as it looks!

-Blue Door Staff

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Honey Ginger White Balsamic + Persian Lime Olive Oil

Strawberry Balsamic + Basil Olive Oil

Peach White Balsamic + Tuscan Herb Olive Oil

Grapefruit White Balsamic + Lemon Olive Oil

Jalapeño White Balsamic + Dill Olive Oil

Tarragon White Balsamic + Grapefruit Olive Oil

Blackberry Ginger Balsamic + Persian Lime Olive Oil

Dark Chocolate Balsamic + Blood Orange Olive Oil

Tangerine Balsamic + Blood Orange Olive Oil

Lemon Balsamic + Mushroom & Sage Olive Oil

Dark Chocolate Balsamic + Chipotle Olive Oil

Fig Balsamic + Garlic Olive Oil

Grapefruit White Balsamic + Herbs de Provence EVOO

Pomegranate Balsamic + Persian Lime EVOO

Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic + Tarragon Olive Oil

Coconut White Balsamic + Persian Lime Olive Oil

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Violet Balsamic + Lemon Olive Oil

Strawberry Balsamic + Lemon EVOO

Cinnamon Pear Balsamic + Roasted Walnut Oil

Cranberry Pear Balsamic + Persian Lime EVOO

Honey Ginger Balsamic + Lemon EVOO

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Espresso Balsamic + Blood Orange EVOO

Jalapeno White Balsamic + Garlic EVOO

Jalapeno White Balsamic + Chipotle EVOO

Traditional Balsamic + Any Olive Oil Flavoured or Unflavoured

1 Part Sicilian Lemon Balsamic + 1 Part Butter Olive Oil + 1 Part Garlic Olive Oil

Sicilian Lemon Balsamic + Garlic Olive Oil

Garlic EVOO + Butter Olive Oil

Pomegranate Balsamic + Garlic Olive Oil

Dark Chocolate Balsamic + Espresso Balsamic

Raspberry Balsamic + Lemon Olive Oil

Cranberry-Pear Balsamic + Blood Orange Olive Oil

Raspberry Balsamic + Toasted Almond Oil

Jalapeño Balsamic + Lemon Olive Oil

Espresso Balsamic + Toasted Almond Oil

Chocolate Balsamic + Almond Oil

Cinnamon-Pear Balsamic + Blood Orange Olive Oil