Courgette Pickles

Its summer, although apart from a few nice days one would think that Summer passed us right by this year! But Summer it is and the courgettes don’t seem to mind the weather, they still keep coming! I’ve mentioned before that my Mother in law has an allotment and passes her produce onto me. Courgettes seem to be the most prolific crop, pounds and pounds of them come my way. This year trying to keep the courgette situation under control I suggested that we try yellow courgettes, just yellow ones and only 2 plants. When we got back from our recent holiday it was to find bags of home-grown vegetables waiting for us, in the bags I found a couple of yellow courgettes and surprisingly even more green ones! I’m not sure when the green ones were planted or why they produce more than the intended yellow plants but once again I found myself up to my elbows in courgettes!

These pickles are one of the courgette/zucchini recipes I had bookmarked for the glut!  I really wanted to make dill pickles with cucumbers this year but the cucumbers really did object to the Autumnal summer we’ve had, dying off after producing one mini cucumber each. When I came across this timely recipe I thought it would be a new way to use up some of my bounty, while perhaps satisfying my dill pickle craving. I really liked them, they are really easy to make and as they are refrigerator pickles they are really quick too. They have the right amount of sweet verses tart and I couldn’t help but add my own heat with some chilli flakes.

Courgette Pickles (adapted from Martha Stewart’s Judy’s Zucchini Pickles)

  • 225 grams (7.5 0z) of zucchini/courgettes sliced very thinly
  • 1 small onion sliced very thinly
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 250 ml (1 cup) cider vinegar
  • 125 gram (5 oz) sugar
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric

My quantities make one large jar of pickles, to see how to make them see here on Martha Stewart’s website

This recipe links up nicely with the August challenge of the Sustainable Eats Urban Farm Challenge that Im taking part in. The challenge this month is food preservation.

 

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  1. #1 by Lizthechef on August 23, 2012 - 16:21

    I would love to have your recipe in ounces/pounds – hard to do? I so want to try these…

    • #2 by Jayne on August 23, 2012 - 17:29

      I forget to do both measurements! Will fix that.

  2. #3 by Wendy Read (@Sunchowder) on August 23, 2012 - 23:01

    These pickles look delightful Jayne…just a perfect way to preserve them!

  3. #4 by Kay Aichess on August 31, 2012 - 22:26

    Wow, never even thought you could do refrigerator zucchini! Hurray because we’ve got an overabundance in this house and I can only freeze so much. Thank you for the recipe.

    • #5 by Jayne on September 1, 2012 - 12:50

      Thank you for commenting, I hope you make the pickles!

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