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Do you find yourself swimming in a sea of zucchini? I know I did the first year I grew it. I had so much zucchini I didn’t know what to do with it until I stumbled upon a recipe for zucchini pickles. While I don’t usually care for zucchini, the only time I’ve liked it was in my grandmother’s zucchini bread, I can say I do like these zucchini pickles. They are crunchy and great eaten alone or in a sandwich.
Zucchini Pickle Quick Facts
Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Marinating Time: 4 Hours
Makes: 1 Quart Zucchini Pickles
Ingredients for Zucchini Pickles
- 1 Pound Zucchini (about 2 medium-sized)
- 1 Medium Onion
- 3 Cups Water
- 2 Tablespoons Salt (pickling or kosher)
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Mustard Seeds
- ½ Teaspoon Celery Salt
- ½ Teaspoon Turmeric
- 1 ½ Cups Cider Vinegar
Supplies for Zucchini Pickle Recipe
- Paper Towels
- Cutting Board
- Utility Knife
- Mixing Bowl
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- Wooden Spoons
- Pot Holders
- 1 – Quart Jar w/ Sealable Lid
Steps for Making Zucchini Pickles
- Rinse zucchini and slice thinly discarding the ends. Place slices in mixing bowl.
- Halve the onion and then cut into thin slices. Place slices in mixing bowl.
- Add water and salt to mixing bowl and stir. Let sit for 2 hours.
- Strain zucchini and onion mixture. Return to mixing bowl.
- Place sugar, mustard seeds, turmeric, celery salt & vinegar in sauce pan. Stir to mix. Bring to a boil over medium heat. When mix comes to a boil, pour over zucchini and onions. Let stand for 2 hours.
- Pour content of mixing bowl into sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Ladle zucchini pickles into quart jar. Pour hot pickling liquid into jar leaving ¼” of headspace.
- Remove air bubbles and seal jar with lid. Refrigerate after opening.
Recipe Credit: Coyle, Rena. My First Cookbook.
: Workman Pub., 1985. Print. New York
I always give credit where credit is due. This recipe is not my own, you probably deciphered that after seeing the credit. My mother has had My First Cookbook since I was a kid. I remember leafing through it to see what I could make on snow days. I loved it as a kid; it’s full of great recipes and it’s one I’d recommend for your kids. Happy cooking!