Pickled Green Tomatoes - Easy Recipe
An easy recipe for quick pickled green tomatoes.
I would generally leave the tomatoes to ripen, but considering these were late bloomers and still very green in the middle of October, something had to be done. Luckily I am a big fan of pickles and I had just the right recipe for this.
Pickled Green Tomatoes
You will need:
300g green tomatoes
5 cloves of garlic
2 or 3 bay leaves
1 small onion
1 small celery stalk
1 tsp salt
140 ml white vinegar
270 ml water
1/2 tsp peppercorns
Optional: chilli flakes, mustard seeds, or dill
Slice the larger tomatoes in half
Pierce the smaller ones with a wooden toothpick or skewer, making sure to go through and through
Cut the celery stalk into chunks, slice the onion into rings and peel the garlic
Pack the tomatoes, celery, onion, garlic cloves, peppercorns and bay leaves tightly in an 800 ml sterilised jar
In a saucepan, bring the water, vinegar, salt and sugar to a boil
Pour the mixture into the jar, fully covering the contents
Gently tap the jar on the counter a few times to get rid of the air bubbles
Put the lid on, making sure it's tightly screwed on.
Once the liquid has cooled down, store the jar in a cool, dark place for a few days (or longer) if you want the tomatoes to be thoroughly pickled. You can open the jar after 24 hours if you want a quick pickle, after which it needs to be stored in the fridge.
They go well with Burgers, Charcuterie Boards, Potato Salads, Sandwiches, or just enjoy them straight out of the jar when you fancy a pickle.
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