7.21.2009

Pickled Zucchini

Introducing another terrific way to put that zucchini from your gardens to good use! Pickled zucchini! I made this recipe the overnight way just like I did with the green beans and carrots. I got my inspiration for this recipe from Cookography. Of course, I had to put my own spin on it.




I decided to go a little spicy.



Here's whatcha need:
  • 4 cup thinly sliced zucchini
  • 1 small sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2-4 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 1/2 cups cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar







Place the zucchini and onion in a large bowl. Add the salt and cover with water. Add a few ice cubes in. Let this sit for at least an hour.

While the zucchini is doing its thing, place the rest of the ingredients into a sauce pan and simmer for 3 or 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.



Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Drain zucchini and onion. Divide the zucchini and onion between 2 pint sized Mason jars and fill each jar with the vinegar. Place into the fridge overnight to let all of the wonderful flavors to come together.



This is sweet, spicy, tangy and delicious! I love just about anything pickled. What is your favorite pickled food???

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27 comments:

noble pig said...

Well I think pickles are my favorite pickled food...but I love cucumbers and jalapenos and onions too!

Jenn said...

Perfect idea!!! Never thought to pickle some zucchini before. I can just imagine the taste of it. Oooo...Yum!!!!

♥peachkins♥ said...

Those zucchinis are perfect. They actually look cute in that bottle!

Donna-FFW said...

This sounds terrific. I am a lover of pickled foods also.. my favorite though has to be beets, although I dont know how to make them.

doggybloggy said...

they look so bright and fresh - I want to try some right now for breakfast!

Lisa said...

What great pictures. I love your enthusiasm. Honestly, I've never pickled anything, but there's a first time for everything. This recipe wouldn't be a bad place to start!

Mami said...

Hi!!I love simple cooking too.I live in Jpan. I would like to cook american home cooking. i cant get any ingredients what you use though.I'll try!!

Susan said...

That looks so great, and what a wonderful way to use some of the zucchini that are so abundant.

Cathy said...

Yay, a new way to prepare zucchini. I would like the pickled onions too. The ginger would give it a little zing. Gonna try it.

Monica said...

Once again, you post a great recipe! This sounds delicious, and a great way to use up zucchini.

Randi Troxell said...

bet i would like this... i love zucchini!

Stephanie said...

I didn't grow zucchini this year, but I'm going to have to try those pickled green beans! Mmm!

Reeni♥ said...

These spicy zucchini look delicious! Fresh from the garden is the best!

nanny said...

sounds wonderful.....pickled anything suits me just fine..

HoneyB said...

I am going to try this! LOVE your header photo!

Charlotte said...

That looks delicious. I think I would have a hard time choosing my favorite pickled food. If I really had to choose, I think I would pick watermelon rind.

Hummingbird Appetite said...

I wish I could taste it!

R. Wallis @ TrueBeauty said...

That looks delicious! Congrats on your feature over at The Apron Goddesses!

Dajana said...

That's one thing I never thought of pickling. My favourite? cucumbers, peppers and beetroot

Katy ~ said...

Very clever and I'll wager very good!

Mary said...

This sounds delicious. Lord knows I have enough zucchini around here. I'll have to give this a try.

girlichef said...

Deeeelicious!! I love all things pickled...but probably jalepenos!

burpandslurp said...

That actually sounds pretty easy! What a great way to use up an excess of zucchinis. What would you eat them with?

Molly said...

I love pickled garlic - which really isn't a good thing considering the horrible side effects of seriously smelling like garlic for the rest of the day. Keeps the vampires away though. ;)

Krista said...

That looks gorgeous! I've had my zucchini relish recipe sitting on my counter for over a week. I'm just waiting on more zucchini. Your pickled version looks so good! My favorite pickled food is boring...it's cucumbers. Beets are a close second.

Pam said...

I am pickling everything this summer! Yesterday I pickled some eggplant, we'll see how that goes.

teresa said...

oh wow, these look so good, and so pretty in the jar! great job!

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