You can also use this same brine recipe to pickle 2 pounds okra, 2 pounds cherry tomatoes or 2 pounds baby carrots or carrots, cut into spears. Pickling salt, also known as canning salt or preserving salt, is simply pure sodium chloride, without any anti-caking agents or additives. These additives can make the brine cloudy. It is also a very fine grind, making it easier and quicker to dissolve. It can be found next to the other salts in the grocery store.