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Zucchini Pickles

Yield 3 pints


  • 2 pounds zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 2 small onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 3 cups cider vinegar
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

How to Make It

  1. Layer zucchini, onion, and salt in a large glass container; add water to cover. Let stand 2 hours. Rinse and drain zucchini and onion 3 times.

  2. Combine mustard seeds and celery seeds; tie in a cheesecloth bag. Combine spice bag, vinegar, sugar, and turmeric in a large stainless steel saucepan; bring to a boil. Add zucchini mixture. Remove from heat; let stand 2 hours. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes, stirring gently. Discard spice bag.

  3. Pack vegetables into hot sterilized jars; cover with hot syrup, leaving 1/3-inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Cover at once with metal lids, and screw bands tight. Process zucchini in boiling-water bath 15 minutes.

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