Rating: 3.14 stars
58 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 13
  • 1 star values: 5

Bright-hued sweet vegetable pickles are a welcome change from typical sandwich toppers. Paper-thin zucchini ribbons are tender-crisp.

Martha Stewart Living, August 2004

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes 2 quarts
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Using a mandoline or sharp knife, cut zucchini lengthwise into 1/8-inch-thick slices. Halve onions lengthwise, and cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices. Transfer vegetables to a colander set in a bowl. Toss well with salt. Refrigerate 1 hour.

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  • Meanwhile, bring vinegar, sugar, and spices to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes. Let cool completely, about 30 minutes.

  • Rinse zucchini and onions well, and drain. Pat dry between paper towels.

  • Transfer zucchini and onions to a large bowl; pour in brine. Transfer to airtight containers; refrigerate at least 1 week (pickles will keep 3 weeks more).

Cook's Notes

Be sure to let the brine cool completely before pouring it over the thinly sliced vegetables. If submerged in hot liquid, the zucchini will quickly turn soggy and won't retain its shape or texture during pickling.

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Reviews (3)

58 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 13
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5.0 stars
09/10/2020
I love this recipe; been making it for years. Always a hit with guests. I also make zucchini "pickles" with these same ingredients; I cut the squash in small quarters instead and can them using a pickling weight because zucchini likes to float in the jar. I water treat 10 min.
Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2014
These came out fantastic, I wonder if any one has tried canning them? I also used this pickle brine for some blanched cauliflower , great.
Rating: Unrated
08/11/2008
I made these pickles with the intention of using up garden zucchini, but this simple recipe turned out to be the hit of my dinner party. They were ready in hours and everyone wanted to know what was in the pickling mix!
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