Gherkins & Pickles For Sandwiches – 9 Taste Sensations For Sandwiches

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Gherkins & Pickles For Sandwiches - 9 Tangy Varieties To Enhance Your Sandwiches

Thanks to its strange appearance and elusive history. Some of us confuse gherkin with pickle, but in reality, gherkin in fact is smaller and crunchier than the pickle. Read on to discover more about gherkins and pickles for sandwiches.

Belonging to the squash family “Cucurbitaceae” the gherkin is often referred to as the “miniature cucumber”. A pickle is crunchier than a cucumber. It is even tastier and packed with wonderful flavors. Gherkins are best when tender, as ripe cucumbers become bitter and prickly.

Though delicious straight out of the jar, the gherkin is also great to add to sandwiches, hot dogs, burgers, fried chicken and even to cheese platters because of their distinct flavor. The acidity that comes from the vinegar acts as a palate cleanser. 

In contrast, the sharp taste of a dill pickle, a sour cucumber, or a half pickle lets you taste the rest of the flavors more clearly. As you can see there are many different kinds of gherkins and pickles that you can try. Let’s now delve deeper into this world of tangy taste sensations.


Crisp & Spicy Gherkin

Pickled in a very delicious infusion of vinegar with fine herbs, this gherkin is one of the foremost popular sandwich toppings, as well as an ingredient in sausages, salads or roulades, or just as a snack between meals.

Check out how to make your own spicy gherkins with our friends over at All Recipes.

Mild and Sweet Gherkin

For those who do not like it is so spicy. A mildly spiced infusion with a subtle sweetness that even kids will love. Perfect for bread or as a snack on the go.


The small crunchy gherkins are pickled in a spicy infusion. They are flavorsome and crunchy. Perfect for anyone who loves cocktail gherkins, as a side dish or skewered with cheese, sausage, or other vegetables. 

Not only do they look great on any buffet, but they can also be eaten as a snack just like that or pair with eggs and sandwiches.

Burger Gherkins

Although burger gherkins come in countless varieties. Cut into crispy round slices, pickled in a tangy herb broth, and seasoned with fine dill. Burger gherkins can be bought in jars from any good food store or delicatessen. Just take the slices and put them on your burger.

Hotdog Gherkins

These finely diced gherkin pieces aren’t only visually impressive, they add a lot in terms of flavor furthermore. These hotdog pickles are the crowning glory for your hotdog sandwich, and for salads, too.

Kosher Dill Pickles 

Kosher dills come in two varieties: full acidic kosher dill and semi acidic kosher dill. Fully sour kosher dill is fully fermented, and is usually served with a plain club sandwich

While half-sour kosher dills are not fully fermented, have a bright green color, and are very crunchy in flavor. They may both be served on their own which fully shows off their salty and crunchy flavor. But you can pair them with coleslaw to go with your sandwich too.

Dill Pickles 

These dill pickles can be prepared in under 5 minutes and stored overnight to enjoy their delicious taste the following day. They are not too spicy or sweet, but very tasty.


Doused with vinegar and kept in brine for a short period of time. They are available at your favorite deli or any homemade produce store. Perfect with any main meal. With Reuben sandwiches is a favourate pairing, the possibilities are endless.

If you are thinking of making your own dill pickles, take a look at this recipe which is quick and easy to follow.

Bread and Butter Pickles

These pickles are easy to prepare and a real treat for your taste buds. They’re first mixed with sugar, salt, white vinegar, mustard seeds, celery seeds, and coriander seeds. Then sliced sweet onions are added to create the pickles sweet and crunchy. 

What an ideal combination of saltiness and sweetness tied in one. They taste great on burgers and sandwiches too.

One of my favourites is the Cuban sandwich filled with these sweet pickles or perhaps try them in a grilled cheese sandwich.

Cinnamon Pickles 

Mostly eaten as at Christmas time, cinnamon pickles are a real treat for the taste buds. The bright red color of these cucumbers is unique and gives them an intense and vibrant appearance. 

In terms of texture and color, they resemble red cinnamon apple rings. Perfect as an appetizer, side dish, or snack. I’d recommended trying these with cold cuts of meat leftover during the festive season 

Final Thoughts

Pickles and gherkins go with just about anything. The perfect garnish for cold cuts, sausages, burgers, and all kinds of sandwiches. 

They are stapled ingredients for steak tartare. Goes well with smoked fish. There are sweet-and-sour varieties, full-sour, half-sour, sweet, whatever it may be, they are condiments that go with numerous dishes and enhance the flavor.

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