Zucchini makes for great breads, cakes, soups, and more–why not pickles, too? Rice vinegar and ginger add a little Asian flair to this easy pickling recipe.
1 1/2 cups rice vinegar
2 serrano chilies, halved and seeded (use 1 for milder flavor)
1 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into thirds
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch slices
How to Make It
In a medium saucepan, combine the vinegar, 1/2 cup water, chilies, ginger, sugar, and salt. Bring to a boil and simmer until the sugar and salt dissolve, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add the red pepper flakes and let sit for 15 minutes.
Place the zucchini in a large bowl. Pour in the vinegar brine and let sit at room temperature for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Zucchini pickles can be kept in the refrigerator for 1 week.