Homemade Pickling Spice

Homemade Pickling Spice

Spices are expensive. I am always looking for ways to save money, specially when I am going to be using a good bit of it. I found myself going through pickling spice. I use it for my pickles, and pickled eggs and sausage. So I wanted to start making my own. Hope it helps you to save some money. Remember you can adjust for your taste.


  • 4 tablespoons of whole mustard seed
  • 1 tablespoon of allspice
  • 4 teaspoons of coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes (or leave it out)
  • 2 teaspoons of ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 12 whole cloves
  • crushed bay leaves (optional)

Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix.

Many pickling spices call for bay leaves. I don’t use it in mine, but you are more than welcome to add it to yours. Just crumble it up and add it in.

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