These delightful little Spanish Gherkins Pickles are small in size but big in taste! Crunchy and bright with a zippy finish, you’ll love the tang they add to everything you make. Try adding them to salads, serving them alongside cheese plates and charcuterie boards, pairing them with your next sandwich, or wrap, to round out and add interest to the plate. Always an excellent addition to any well-stocked kitchen pantry, be sure to keep a few of these delightful Gherkins pickles on hand at all times!
Gherkin vs Pickle
Pickling food is one of the oldest forms of food preservation known to man. However, it is only in North America that pickles have come to be considered a food in the singular sense of the word. Go to any other English-speaking country in the world, and a request for pickles could get you anything from asparagus to lemons. Pickled foods are widely varied and can mean many things other than the humble cucumber. In fact, if a pickled cucumber is what you’re after, try using the term gherkin instead.
A gherkin is technically a pickle, but there are a few key differences between the two. Gherkins are smaller than the typical pickled cucumber because they are made from very young immature cucumbers and only measure about 2 inches in length. Their texture is also slightly different, offering a crunchier bite and a bumpier exterior. While flavors will vary widely from dill and bread and butter to tarragon and sours, the gherkin and the pickle are, in a sense, one. Simply keep your geographical location in mind when talking about them to avoid any confusion.