The most time-consuming part of making these quick pickles just might be going to the store to purchase the spices you don't have on hand. Not so fast! Feel free to omit or add flavorings as you see fit. Other great pickling spices include bay leaves, allspice, sliced ginger, star anise, red pepper flakes, and cloves. You can also add sprigs of fresh herbs such as dill, thyme, or marjoram. These pickles are a great way to top burgers or grilled chicken sandwiches.