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My step-grandmother Mary Ann grew up with a family of twelve on a farm in rural Tennessee. Their modest home, located at the western edge of the Appalachian mountains, was part of a tiny community called Possum Trot. In fact, she and her sisters wrote a book about the food they grew up eating, Pioneer Cooking in Possum Trot.

The details of their daily life are classic Americana. Lacking electricity, the family’s perishables were stored in a milk box cooler in a nearby creek. There were well-seasoned cast iron pots and pans of all stripes, the daily chores of milking and wood gathering, biscuits for breakfast every day, cake on Sundays, mounds of salted pork, and of course, many pickles and preserves.

This resourceful family preserved foods from springtime all the way into fall, as varying crops peaked. While there aren’t any recipes for pickled zucchini in Pioneer Cooking, it’s very much in the spirit of my grandmother’s childhood to preserve zucchini: this is, after all, the time of year when we find ourselves with such a surplus of summer squash that it’s easy to grow weary of the vegetable.

These pickles are a great answer to the annual zucchini conundrum. Infused with dill, a handful of spices and chile flakes in a vinegary brine, they’re not unlike a classic dill pickle in their savory crunch and ability to pucker a face. The heat from the chile is palpable but not overwhelming; those with a taste for face-numbing heat might want to add more chile flakes. Because these are quick pickles (also called refrigerator pickles), they should be stored in the fridge. However, they’ll keep for a long time in there — a couple months, at least. You can also use this brine with any vegetable you’d like. Happy pickling!

Spicy Zucchini Pickles

1 pound zucchini (or any summer squash)
2 cups white vinegar
1 cup water
4 garlic cloves, lightly smashed
2 tablespoons sea salt
1 tablespoon dill seeds
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon mustard seeds

 

Trim the ends off zucchini and slice lengthwise into quarters.

Bring vinegar, water, salt and spices to a boil. Simmer for five minutes, then remove from heat.

Thoroughly sanitize and rinse the jar you’ll use and keep it filled with hot water until you’re ready to use it.

Pack the zucchini snugly in the jar. Tuck the garlic cloves in. Pour the hot brine over the squash. Let the jar sit, uncovered, until it has cooled, about an hour. Cover and refrigerate. They should keep for a couple of months, if not longer.

Kimberley Hasselbrink is a food photographer and blogger based in San Francisco. She is the author of the blog The Year in Food, which is framed around a monthly seasonal food guide. Kimberley enjoys unusual produce, strong coffee, road trips and summer nights.

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush says:

    Um ...YUM! I need these now! ..good thing I have some in the fridge :D

    2 years ago

  • trianglevintage

    trianglevintage says:

    looks yum, i'll have to try this

    2 years ago

  • AurDenDesigns

    AurDenDesigns says:

    This brings Sweet & Sour Chow Chow to mind. They are the yummiest. I tell myself That i`ll pickle this year but never do. Yummy Post!

    2 years ago

  • FleaMarketGal

    FleaMarketGal says:

    I am so making these :)

    2 years ago

  • mygreenboot

    mygreenboot says:

    I do pickle! Mostly, okra from a friend's garden, but this year I attempted cucumbers a few different ways, as well as onion relish.

    2 years ago

  • SewardsCuriosities
  • BDSA

    BDSA says:

    This is so awesome... my husband and I love pickles! This is such a great variation on the same old same old.

    2 years ago

  • CarryTheWord

    CarryTheWord says:

    I really need to make these!

    2 years ago

  • TheBerryPress

    TheBerryPress says:

    These look really good!

    2 years ago

  • norajane

    norajane says:

    oh, my. i'm drooling.

    2 years ago

  • roska

    roska says:

    yum. thanks for the motivation to finally do some pickling before summer ends!

    2 years ago

  • ellenmj

    ellenmj says:

    Thanks for the recipe! I made blackberry jam last week, plum jam on Monday and plum chutney yesterday - zucchini pickles next!!!

    2 years ago

  • sweetnaturedesigns

    sweetnaturedesigns says:

    Can't wait...sounds awesome!

    2 years ago

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts says:

    Looks good!

    2 years ago

  • DaniJamz

    DaniJamz says:

    Yummy! To answer your question... I JAM them!!! :)

    2 years ago

  • feathertreestudio

    feathertreestudio says:

    oooh tempting!

    2 years ago

  • TheUntamedHeart

    TheUntamedHeart says:

    These look delicious! I'm going to have to try it!

    2 years ago

  • Tidepools

    Tidepools says:

    My mouth is puckering and salivating. Great story. Thanks for sharing!

    2 years ago

  • cubits

    cubits says:

    I am um to my eyeballs in zucchini and never thought to pickle them. Will try this this weekend :)

    2 years ago

  • JulieMeyer

    JulieMeyer says:

    Yummy - I have some monster zucchini in my garden right now and I have a zillion empty canning jars just waiting for this recipe! Thanks

    2 years ago

  • THIMBLEandACORN

    THIMBLEandACORN says:

    Yes! I did not even think of pickling zucchini, and I have so much! I thought I could literally eat my weight in grilled zucchini, but I am really starting to burn out on it! I am going to make these this weekend. I also pickled fiddleheads in the spring, SO tasty and texturally pleasing!

    2 years ago

  • TheScarfTree

    TheScarfTree says:

    Mmmmmm mmmh - sounds yummy! My favourite!

    2 years ago

  • tarikyousef

    tarikyousef says:

    Those look amazing!

    2 years ago

  • bovinebubbles

    bovinebubbles says:

    yummmmmo

    2 years ago

  • rarebeasts

    rarebeasts says:

    Yum, I'm making this when the zucchinis are on the run again.

    2 years ago

  • LouisaCatharine

    LouisaCatharine says:

    Wow, love that, I always end up with extra zucchini after market day. Will definitely try this too, great recipe!

    2 years ago

  • thecottagemarket

    thecottagemarket says:

    I NEED THESE!!!!!! : ) thanks for sharing! this looks like it will be a "regular" for this vegetarian!!!!! YUM!!!!!!! getting my share tomorrow and i now know what to do with them ALL! thanks again!

    2 years ago

  • vitamini

    vitamini says:

    Yum, those sound so good! I've never tried pickled zucchini, though my mom and I used to pickle our home-grown green beans. They were to die for! My mouth is watering already... Thanks for the recipe!

    2 years ago

  • whatupdoghoodriver

    whatupdoghoodriver says:

    Mmmmmmmmmmmm! THANKS!

    2 years ago

  • studme

    studme says:

    Do you think that using apple cider vinegar would work just as well, I have all of the ingredients except for the vinegar.

    2 years ago

  • EcoFoto

    EcoFoto says:

    Those are some fancy pickles!

    2 years ago

  • littlehouseofcolors

    littlehouseofcolors says:

    Pavlov's theory in full swing here!!! Can't wait to make them...thanks for sharing : )

    2 years ago

  • Saxiib

    Saxiib says:

    We go through pickles like their candy in our house-I will have to try this one!

    2 years ago

  • OysterPearlVintage

    OysterPearlVintage says:

    I am attempting to pickle cucumbers for the first time today. This blog makes me even more stoked to get started.

    2 years ago

  • Annachan13

    Annachan13 says:

    THANKS FOR THE RECIPE! I am 33 weeks pregnant, love zucchini, and have tons of zucchini in my garden....PERFECT MUNCHIES!

    2 years ago

  • sewingwithgrandma

    sewingwithgrandma says:

    Thanks. I'm going to try these tomorrow.

    2 years ago

  • alicechica

    alicechica says:

    These look yummy! I make a similar recipe but slice the zuccini. I will definitely try yours. This year my daughter grew cucumbers and since she had so many I pickled them as well. People just love these and they are so simple to make.. Thanks

    2 years ago

  • LeBelleBijoux

    LeBelleBijoux says:

    We have lots of zucchini growing in the garden. This sounds perfect! :)

    2 years ago

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie says:

    These sound so yummy! It's a great way for my daughter to eat them too cause she would never eat it plain!

    2 years ago

  • littlebitandboo

    littlebitandboo says:

    Yummy! I will try and make them...and then eat them and then make some more!

    2 years ago

  • fbstudiovt

    fbstudiovt says:

    If you substitute fresh dill for the dill seeds and green beans for the zucchini, you get a pretty fabulous dilly bean recipe! Disclosure: my favorite way to enjoy dilly beans is to use the brine to dirty up a martini and add three beans as a garnish...

    2 years ago

  • simplyworn

    simplyworn says:

    great recipe...always need one for those over producing, beautiful zucchini....thanks.

    2 years ago

  • LittleWhiteMouse

    LittleWhiteMouse says:

    i'm going to make these!! yuuuum!!!

    2 years ago

  • TheOldGlassChipper

    TheOldGlassChipper says:

    Drop some tomatoes in there instead of the zuchini. Nothing but heaven! Thanks for sharing!

    2 years ago

  • MadisonStreetBeauty

    MadisonStreetBeauty says:

    Yum! gotta try these

    2 years ago

  • thornandwood

    thornandwood says:

    anything to do with zucchini and pickling - i am sold ! thanks for the yums.

    2 years ago

  • SpiffyBowtique

    SpiffyBowtique says:

    holy moly! i'm totally going to make these! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 years ago

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 says:

    Hmmmmmm, so good! I haven't put up zucchini pickles since that bumper crop many years back when I canned over 30 quarts in my enthusiasm. Maybe it's time to give zucchini pickles another go 'round......

    2 years ago

  • bedouin

    bedouin says:

    This is great ~ Zucchini Zucchini's are everywhere!

    2 years ago

  • JMThour

    JMThour says:

    YUMMM!

    2 years ago

  • missusfrenchie

    missusfrenchie says:

    Yum! I've always felt that zucchini was a highly underrated vegetable - can't wait to try this out:) Thanks!

    2 years ago

  • DUSKtillDAWNvintage

    DUSKtillDAWNvintage says:

    Love this! We have been doing something similar with our cucumbers, but zucchini is brilliant!

    2 years ago

  • PatMcWhorter

    PatMcWhorter says:

    Is anyone selling them? Sounds delicius. Convo the Gal who's kitchen is used primarily as a studio!

    2 years ago

  • GoddessOfJewelry

    GoddessOfJewelry says:

    I recently pickled my own garlic scapes and am now HOOKED! I got some more jars and will attempt Spicy String Beans (makes a MEAN Ceasar garnish) and these pickled Zucchini as well! Thank you for this idea!

    2 years ago

  • tocijewelry

    tocijewelry says:

    Wonderful idea the one of making them spicy.

    2 years ago

  • SilverandEarth

    SilverandEarth says:

    Wow...sounds yummy!!

    2 years ago

  • thevelvetheart

    thevelvetheart says:

    Sounds lovely! We definitely have an overabundance of these so I will be making some!

    2 years ago

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry says:

    Oooh these zucchini pickles sound and look delicious! I'm going to give this recipe a whirl! thank you

    2 years ago

  • TheIDconnection

    TheIDconnection says:

    When I started reading your story I thought you were writing about me. I grew up in Zanesville Ohio with a family of 14. 12 kids & mom & dad. We lived on a 100 acre farm and farmed it for the family We had 3 huge crocks in our kitchen. We used them to pickle our cucumbers we harvested from the garden. They would sit there for months! We butchered our own cows, pigs, chickens etc... It was a farming community with Amish all around. We were not Amish, big Catholic family. No indoor plumbing, just a bucket & out-house! Anyway there are so many good memories I have of the farm. This story is wonderful and takes me back home. Thanks Monica

    2 years ago

  • ShabbyNChic

    ShabbyNChic says:

    This looks delicious and perfect for the end of summer...I have a zucchini on my counter right now!

    2 years ago

  • athenadelarosa

    athenadelarosa says:

    Off to my kitchen! Thank you so much, looks and sounds great!

    2 years ago

  • jdizaclothingco

    jdizaclothingco says:

    looks creative, but not crazy about the taste of pickles/dill

    2 years ago

  • SweetiePieCollars

    SweetiePieCollars says:

    Thanks for the recipe! I just got back from a trip to North Carolina. We grabbed a jar of homemade strawberry preserves but didn't taste them (stupidly) until we got home. We wished we had picked up 5 jars! I am so happy that there is a place like Etsy where I can grab homemade goods like this that I know will be just as good!

    2 years ago

  • tinarosa

    tinarosa says:

    I love pickles!

    2 years ago

  • TheMillineryShop

    TheMillineryShop says:

    OK, let's be serious for a moment. Right now, in my fridge, is a crock of zucchini coins ( slices) all pickled and ready to eat. But no one is eating them! They are (relatively fresh) from the garden yet no one wants them! What did I do wrong??

    2 years ago

  • fuzzyfibers1960

    fuzzyfibers1960 says:

    oh, i am so making these !! i have already made pickles this year ... also pickled some long hot peppers.......Mmmmmmmm thanks for sharing the recipe !!!!

    2 years ago

  • TrulyJulie

    TrulyJulie says:

    A great recipe~ thanks so much!!

    2 years ago

  • aestivationdesigns

    aestivationdesigns says:

    A make your mouth water article!!!

    2 years ago

  • Sugarcookielady

    Sugarcookielady says:

    I will be making this recipe this weekend! Thanks much:)

    2 years ago

  • RummageVintage

    RummageVintage says:

    I want to make these right now! THANKS~!

    2 years ago

  • BeautifulSoaps

    BeautifulSoaps says:

    Yummy. Thanks for the recipe!!

    2 years ago

  • BonChatBoutique

    BonChatBoutique says:

    Love the story behind it. Thanks!

    2 years ago

  • KalinasGarden

    KalinasGarden says:

    Thank you. You have just made my evening! I absolutely love Zucchini!!

    2 years ago

  • izzybee

    izzybee says:

    These sounds amazing! Thanks for posting the recipe!

    2 years ago

  • rinnyc

    rinnyc says:

    We are making pickles this year. We made all kinds of flavors like spicy and dill ect....But i never seen zucchini pickles. This is a smart way to use up the plentiful zucchini we get in our garden. I want to try this so bad.

    2 years ago

  • lizschau

    lizschau says:

    Totally making these! But I'll probably make a water and sea salt brine and let them culture naturally... for the probiotics. Yum :)

    2 years ago

  • tntstudio

    tntstudio says:

    Thanks for the recipe. Can't wait to try make these with our extra zucchini.

    2 years ago

  • nuevowoodcrafts

    nuevowoodcrafts says:

    Wow! Those look delicious...Thanks for posting! I love pickled veggies, this is such a great idea. I can't wait to try it!

    2 years ago

  • chrystaldawn

    chrystaldawn says:

    I was wondering what I was going to do with my abundance of zucchini and now I know. Recipe sounds great and pic looks delish.

    2 years ago

  • BohemiaGreen

    BohemiaGreen says:

    OMG I have GOT to try this. zucchini and squash are my life right now and I was just thinking how sad I would be when all of the farmers markets are over for the winter! Thanks!

    2 years ago

  • vintageprecious

    vintageprecious says:

    This is amazing! I can't wait to try it :)

    2 years ago

  • elleestpetite

    elleestpetite says:

    My boyfriend is a big fan of pickled veggies. He's going to love this. Thanks for sharing.

    2 years ago

  • FrancesPhotography

    FrancesPhotography says:

    I love any pickles and this sounds delicious. i wish I could eat chili though.

    2 years ago

  • MarieVaughnDesign

    MarieVaughnDesign says:

    Absolutely Yummy! :P

    2 years ago

  • Iammie

    Iammie says:

    Yummmm.

    2 years ago

  • PeaceDawg

    PeaceDawg says:

    Gonna try this new recipe ! Our tribe loves any thing pickled, and with all the great summer veggies around, this sounds delicious. Cauilflower would be awesome!!!!!!! Yummmm !!!!!!

    2 years ago

  • TokulVintage

    TokulVintage says:

    Fabulous! Thanks so much. I'm making these this weekend. Oh yes...cauliflower would be super. PeaceDawg.

    2 years ago

  • lvioletta

    lvioletta says:

    Thank you! I absolutely love pickled fruits and veggies and I'm totally going to try and make this. I'm really stoked! Oh this is going to be so awesome to nom on!

    2 years ago

  • uydsvguy

    uydsvguy says:

    I always thought that there very nice! New place! http://www.hpurl.com/1987488

    2 years ago

  • orientalbeauty

    orientalbeauty says:

    I will try this, we also in turkey make a different type of something. It is so nice for summer days, cacik; zuccihini, yogurt, mint and little olive oil and garlic aroma. Try :)

    2 years ago

  • pabadoo

    pabadoo says:

    Great idea!! I will definitely give this a try!

    2 years ago

  • daffysdream

    daffysdream says:

    Yummy! I love the pickle....

    2 years ago

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy says:

    love!

    2 years ago

  • kathyjohnson3

    kathyjohnson3 says:

    I adore zucchini and this is just one more way to fix it, thanks for the recipe!!

    2 years ago

  • BarnshopAntiques

    BarnshopAntiques says:

    Thanks for this idea. We pickle. My husband is obsessed with it lately. We also experiment with freezing and dehydrating. We hope to have a pickle program in our milk room once our B&B is ready to open. Just keep renovating, just keep renovating....

    2 years ago

  • NANASSOAPS

    NANASSOAPS says:

    Looks so yummy! Can't wait to try. Thanks for sharing.

    2 years ago

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart says:

    Thank you, I love to pickle things...this is a nice simple recipe, the kind that I love! Aloha!

    2 years ago

  • BackRoadBuddies

    BackRoadBuddies says:

    YUM! Can't wait to try this recipe. I haven't had zucchini pickles with red pepper flakes and I am looking forward to a little heat. I live less than an hour away from Possum Trot. I didn't grow up in the era of your grandmother but my mother did and I love to hear her stories. Enjoyed the post. Thanks for sharing.

    2 years ago

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar says:

    Yes, I do pickle. Cukes, okra, beets, peppers, green tomatoes. I've also tried green beans. We can and freeze our garden and am knee deep in tomatoes this time of year. An easy way to sterilize jars, besides the water method described above, is to put clean jars in the oven at the approximate temperature that water boils: 212degrees. Leave them in there and take one out, fill it. Repeat.

    2 years ago

  • ConfettiWestern

    ConfettiWestern says:

    neato! made zucchini bread, but still had left over veggies...now I have plans tonight :)

    2 years ago

  • HomemadeSunshine

    HomemadeSunshine says:

    I must try this!! So much zucchini! It always seems like a good thing to plant in the spring, then it arrives and overtakes my kitchen...

    2 years ago

  • charmingcarriage

    charmingcarriage says:

    These look amazing! and I love zucchini!! Thanks for the great recipe.

    2 years ago

  • minipotterybyanita

    minipotterybyanita says:

    What a delightful article! It really took me back to my roots! And NOW I know what to do with the pile of zucchini that's staring at me over on the counter! ;-) THANKS!

    2 years ago

  • theotherali

    theotherali says:

    great recipe! I just finished my first experimental dill pickles and your recipe looks similar! Now I just need to wait until I can enjoy them!

    2 years ago

  • magpiesfancyshop

    magpiesfancyshop says:

    Thanks for a great use of over abundant zucchini And a great recipe!

    2 years ago

  • Evelinebijoux

    Evelinebijoux says:

    Great idea! I can't wait to make them !!!It sound delicious !!!

    2 years ago

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage says:

    Yummy! great tips! Love pickled anything!

    2 years ago

  • lilinspirations

    lilinspirations says:

    Sounds super yummy!

    2 years ago

  • lauraprentice

    lauraprentice says:

    Does anybody have a good pickle recipe?

    2 years ago

  • aileenfredrick

    aileenfredrick says:

    Must try your recepe, I made pickles this summer, I'm happy to see that i'm not the only one

    2 years ago

  • thecooperscottage

    thecooperscottage says:

    Thank you for this great recipe. I'm going out to my garden right now, and gather up as many zucchini as I can carry. Let the pickling begin!

    2 years ago

  • b00mitchell

    b00mitchell says:

    I am going to make pickles this weekend! Thank you for the tip, I am going to have to try these. YUM!

    2 years ago

  • deusprovidebit

    deusprovidebit says:

    time to bust out the ole canning jars.....i've been burried in zuc and these just look way too yummy!

    2 years ago

  • Rokemet

    Rokemet says:

    I've just made it!. Thanks for the recipe. Is it ready right away?

    2 years ago

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField says:

    I'm definitely trying these. My daughter loves pickles. Any kind!

    2 years ago

  • vinskord

    vinskord says:

    I am so making these!

    2 years ago

  • stellaranae

    stellaranae says:

    YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 years ago

  • YarnUiPhoneApp

    YarnUiPhoneApp says:

    These look good and healthy...and just might call for a trip to the Spice House where I get all my fresh spices.

    2 years ago

  • designsbycleo

    designsbycleo says:

    Yes, I do pickle......just made refrigerator pickles from yellow squash, they are sweet and tart.....visit my blog where I have posted the recipe and pics......www.designsbycleo.blogspot.com......they keep for months!!!

    2 years ago

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez says:

    Great idea, thank you!

    2 years ago

  • beliz82

    beliz82 says:

    Looks delicious going to try right now !!

    2 years ago

  • JMankinDesign

    JMankinDesign says:

    I'm so excited to try this recipe! I've never pickled or canned anything, although I have great memories of my Mom and aunts doing this as well as making jellies and jams on my grandparents farm in Georgia. This is just the thing to get me started. Sounds so easy! Thanks so much for sharing this. Jill

    2 years ago

  • Shoequeen1961

    Shoequeen1961 says:

    To steal from an ancient advertising campaign: Mmm-mmm Good! Congratulations on the post!

    2 years ago

  • continentaldrift

    continentaldrift says:

    Hey all! To answer a couple questions: @studme: Yes, absolutely try apple cider vinegar! @rokemet: It's best to let them sit overnight before eating, but I've tried them only a couple hours after pickling and they still taste delicious.

    2 years ago

  • xfictionprincess

    xfictionprincess says:

    we had an abundance of zucchini in our garden this summer, so this recipe is perfect for my household =)

    2 years ago

  • TNShopthailand

    TNShopthailand says:

    oh, my. i'm drooling

    2 years ago

  • watflooswing

    watflooswing says:

    thank you!! can't wait to try them. :-)))

    2 years ago

  • YarningToBe

    YarningToBe says:

    Oh this sounds wonderful. This recipe would work well with asparagus too. Thank you so much for sharing your story.

    2 years ago

  • jennabean23

    jennabean23 says:

    i'm making them on sunday funday ; )

    2 years ago

  • torik2009

    torik2009 says:

    These look DELICIOUS!!! I'm absolutely going to try these!

    2 years ago

  • RareDaisyJewelry

    RareDaisyJewelry says:

    WONDERFUL pics! Stunning! Yummie looking, too!

    2 years ago

  • SuzisCornerBoutique

    SuzisCornerBoutique says:

    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh i wannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnt!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 years ago

  • CAPrimlover

    CAPrimlover says:

    Mmmm this recipe sounds delightful!!! I can't wait to try it with zucchini from our garden!!

    2 years ago

  • sheenalee

    sheenalee says:

    i'm definitely gonna have to try this!!

    2 years ago

  • cloudhopping

    cloudhopping says:

    mmmm have a crop of these in my garden just waiting to be pickled!

    2 years ago

  • SeasonsGleanings

    SeasonsGleanings says:

    I always make a batch of zucchini relish with added grated carrots, diced red bell peppers onions, turmeric...and make 'fresh pickles with cukes, but haven't tried them with zukes-thanks for the inspiration!!! I'm guessing it would work just fine with cider vinegar-just wouldn't be as 'clear' a brine...

    2 years ago

  • frankjewellery

    frankjewellery says:

    Looks like a great recipe. Have you ever canned them??

    2 years ago

  • VillaCollezione

    VillaCollezione says:

    <-------- "who knew making pickles is so easy" says someone who doesn't belong in the kitchen! LOLz!

    2 years ago

  • lauratownsley

    lauratownsley says:

    Brilliant idea, I'm trying it :)

    2 years ago

  • silveradornment

    silveradornment says:

    I saw this and just had to make a batch! Oh! They smell and look so delicious!

    2 years ago

  • elasart

    elasart says:

    Wow awesome! We just had some Z-chini this evening... Can't wait to try this!

    2 years ago

  • jewelkingthai

    jewelkingthai says:

    Thanks for your Receipe, We generally do Pickle with deep fry in Oil with more Spice. I was searching for the Vinegar Pickle receipe. I am going to try this

    2 years ago

  • Drakestail

    Drakestail says:

    Wow, I am literally drooling! What a great idea for those extra zucchini.

    2 years ago

  • SecretAttic

    SecretAttic says:

    will try!!

    2 years ago

  • StyleGraphicDesign

    StyleGraphicDesign says:

    Nice idea! Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • Fashionitsa

    Fashionitsa says:

    I am definitely making this!

    2 years ago

  • IslaNewYork

    IslaNewYork says:

    YUM! Sounds easy enough and looks good enough to try! I'm bookmarking this page! Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • NaturallyStitched

    NaturallyStitched says:

    We made a huge jar of this for our fridge. It's really good and pretty spicy! Thanks for the recipe. ; )

    2 years ago

  • rescuedbykathleen

    rescuedbykathleen says:

    What a great way to use up some of those pesky zucchinis in a bountiful garden! Here's another yummy suggestion for you: zucchini pancakes. These are really similar to potato pancakes and can be eaten either as part of breakfast or a side dish at dinner! Grate a few of those little guys, flour them, add a beaten egg, some salt, and a half cup of Parmesan cheese. Then fry in olive oil. Such a yummy treat!

    2 years ago

  • asunlitwalk

    asunlitwalk says:

    Yum and so much better for you than the traditional salted pork! I like to make zucchini relish but now I want to try your recipe since it looks so much quicker and easier!

    2 years ago

  • VernonBea

    VernonBea says:

    I made these last Saturday and can't wait to try them. Thanks for sharing your family recipe. XO Rebecca

    2 years ago

  • OldMidwest

    OldMidwest says:

    I made these right after reading this post....and oh my were they wonderful! I shared them with everyone I could and they all loved them too! Thanks for sharing your recipe!!!

    2 years ago

  • FireflyCandles

    FireflyCandles says:

    Thanks so much for posting this! I"m definately going to to try and make these now. As a novice gardner I didn't realize how producive zucchini can be and I grew way too many! I also ended up with 10' sunflowers, when all I wanted were some little ones for displaying in vases, lol!

    2 years ago

  • ToosDetectiveAgency

    ToosDetectiveAgency says:

    I canned a batch of sweet and sour pickles last weekend. After following the recipe, I discovered I don't like sweet and sour pickles. I used the rest of the cucumbers in my very own, hastily invented recipe for onion and garlic pickles. I'm excited to make these, too!

    2 years ago

  • Whitewolf1869

    Whitewolf1869 says:

    Just made these today will taste them in the morning I added a 1/2teaspoon of turmeric to the brine gives them that beautiful yellow color. I will comment on how they taste tomorrow!

    2 years ago

  • storycastings

    storycastings says:

    These sound really great! Unfortunatly all my squash and zucchini fried and died here in south Texas back around midsummers night. There is always how for next year and I will definitely keep this in mind.

    2 years ago

  • storycastings

    storycastings says:

    * there is always hope! (darn spell check strikes again)

    2 years ago

  • destroymodernart

    destroymodernart says:

    Cannot find dill seeds...been on quest round west london and failed:(

    2 years ago

  • GirlieGals

    GirlieGals says:

    Those sound delicious. I agree with my Texas friend above-so hot here everything is blowing away, but sounds like a good project for a spring garden.

    2 years ago

  • erinscisscorhands

    erinscisscorhands says:

    I made these and have to say they are seriously good!

    2 years ago

  • FloraChild

    FloraChild says:

    Making these tonight!! :)

    2 years ago

  • InesesShop

    InesesShop says:

    Very tasty! This is my favourite zuchini recipe! Thank you for sharing! :)

    2 years ago

  • WildRumpusKnitting

    WildRumpusKnitting says:

    This looks fantastic! My canning and pickling endeavors have gotten bigger every year - I will definitely try these!

    2 years ago

  • GemmaBeads

    GemmaBeads says:

    My neighbor brought me two HUGE zucchini last week. I am not zucchini fan, unless it is included in something else. We grate it all and portion and freeze it. We use it in quick breads, cakes, pancakes, even in ground beef. Adds moisture, fiber and vitamins to everything. (inspired by how my mother cooked and Jessica Seinfeld's book Deceptively Delicious.) I am definitely giving this pickle recipe to my neighbor though. She needs something to do with all that zucchini!

    2 years ago

  • AlpineGypsy

    AlpineGypsy says:

    I love 'Quickles'! Thanks so much, I've tried this recipe with carrots, but I think I need to start experimenting. :^D Heidi

    2 years ago

  • mooli365

    mooli365 says:

    Oh,great,,I want to eat,hihi..:)

    2 years ago

  • bjsdesign

    bjsdesign says:

    Nice! Sounds yummy!!

    2 years ago

  • SummerfrostPhoto

    SummerfrostPhoto says:

    LOOKS SO YUMMY!

    2 years ago

  • shellied

    shellied says:

    I made these all through the fall and am still enjoying them...so good! Who knew they were so easy?!?!?

    2 years ago

  • mialopez3

    mia lopez says:

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    2 years ago

  • prettyflops

    tina dorsey from SophistiFlops says:

    I'm going to try it! Thanks for sharing.

    1 year ago

  • dlstollen

    Lisa Stollenwerk says:

    I have a few zucchini in the garden that will be ready tomorrow; I know what I am doing with them. Perfect timing!!! And when the beans are ready I am going to use this recipe for them as well. Mmmm.... Dilly beans :)

    1 year ago

  • RenataUniqueGifts

    Renata Lader from RenataUniqueGifts says:

    I am going to our Farmer's Market to get fresh zuccihni!!! Thanks!

    1 year ago

  • missm214

    Winnie Marquardt says:

    Can you hot water can this recipe? I'd like to give them away as gifts in December. I love zucchini and the pickle idea sounds delicious!

    215 days ago