Where can I find recipes for pickles made without salt?
Fresh pack pickles can be made without salt. However, the quality of salt free pickles is poor. Recipes for reduced-sodium sliced dill pickles and sliced sweet pickles are in the "Complete Guide to Home Canning," Ag. Information Bulletin No. 539, which can be found on the National Center for Home Food Preservation website. Both texture and flavor may be different. Make a small quantity first.
Caution: The salt used in making fermented and
brined pickled products is vital to safety as well as
texture. Do not attempt to reduce or eliminate salt in
Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009