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Shared by Noa Berman-Herzberg

Pickled Mushrooms

Yield: 2 liter jar sterilizedTime: Prep time: 30 min + Ferment time: 24-48 h

Pickled Mushrooms

Yield: 2 liter jar sterilizedTime: Prep time: 30 min + Ferment time: 24-48 h

Family Journey

Pinsk, BelarusAltay county, SiberiaWroclaw Silesia, Poland
Wasseralfingen Refugee Camp, GermanyHolon, IsraelRehovot
Tel Aviv

This recipe was shared by Noa Berman-Herzberg. Read more about her family in "There Are Always Pickles on the Counter in This Home" and try her recipes for pickled eggs in borscht, pickled red cabbage, and dill pickles.


For the brine

  • 1 cup white wine vinegar 
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 5 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar (optional)

For the pickles

  • 2 ¼ pounds small champignon or button mushrooms
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice, divided


  • Step 1

    Prepare the brine: Heat all of the brine ingredients in a small pot on low heat. Stir occasionally until the salt and sugar (if using) have dissolved. Set aside and cool to room temperature.

  • Step 2

    Prepare the pickles: Using a damp paper towel, wipe any dirt off the mushrooms and remove the stems.

  • Step 3

    Pickle the mushrooms: Place 3 garlic cloves and ½ teaspoon allspice in the bottom of a sterilized 2 liter jar. Next, gently add half of the mushrooms, taking care not to break them. Add the remaining garlic and allspice, then top with remaining mushrooms. Pour in the brine. Tip: If the mushrooms don’t all fit at once, wait until they have softened in the brine, and slowly add the remaining mushrooms after the course of a few minutes.

  • Step 4

    Once all the mushrooms have been added to the jar, close tightly and let ferment at a cool room temperature for 24 hours.

  • Step 5

    After 24 hours, turn the jar on its head for an additional 24 hours. Depending on your firmness preference, the mushrooms can either be refrigerated after 24 (firmer) or 48 hours (softer). The mushrooms will keep in the refrigerator for 14 days.