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Quick Pickled Celery & Tenderstem Broccoli - Easy Recipe


Quick Pickled Celery & Tenderstem Broccoli

The combination of celery and tenderstem broccoli creates a highly flavourful pickle - crunchy, irresistibly savoury and delicately sweet.


Quick Pickled Celery & Tenderstem Broccoli


This is a quick pickle recipe, meaning you can enjoy delicious pickles after a short time of keeping the veggies in brine. Quick pickles require refrigeration as they don't go through the whole process of canning/fermenting.

This recipe takes roughly 15 minutes to make, but it requires an additional few hours for the pickles to be ready.


You will need:


Quick Pickled Celery & Tenderstem Broccoli

  • 300g celery

  • 200g broccoli

  • 3 tbsp caster sugar

  • 2 tbsp salt

  • 300 ml white vinegar

  • 600 ml water

  • 1 tsp black peppercorns

  • 1 tsp dill (dried or fresh)

  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced

  • 1 tsp gochugaru/chilli flakes (optional)


Also - one or two glass jars with lids.


How to:


Quick Pickled Celery & Tenderstem Broccoli

  1. Trim, wash and pat dry the veggies

  2. Slice the celery sticks and cut the tenderstem broccoli into smaller pieces

  3. Add the veggies into the glass jars, alternating layers

  4. Add the peppercorns, and dill to both jars

  5. Add the gochugaru or chilli flakes to one of the jars

  6. In a saucepan combine the water, vinegar, sugar and salt and bring to a boil

  7. Pour the liquid into the jars, on top of the veggies

  8. Cover the jars tightly with their lids and leave them to cool down to room temperature

  9. When they have cooled down completely, store the jars in the fridge

  10. Let them 'pickle' for at least 4-5 hours, ideally 24 for better flavour before serving

  11. Serve and enjoy!


Quick Pickled Celery & Tenderstem Broccoli

  • These pickles last in the fridge for around 2-3 weeks. Ideally, consume them sooner for optimal flavour and texture, and make sure that the pickles are always fully submerged in liquid/brine.

  • You can add mustard seeds and bay leaves if you desire

  • You can use just one bigger jar instead of two, but I prefer and recommend using two for a tiny bit of variety (with and without gochugaru) and because they are easier to store in the fridge. I used a 500 ml jar and a 750ml one.

  • You can use apple cider vinegar instead of the white vinegar


Quick Pickled Celery & Tenderstem Broccoli

  • These delicious quick pickles can be served as they are, added to sandwiches, wraps, salads, hot dogs, burgers, tacos, charcuterie boards/platters, coleslaw and pretty much any dish where you would typically serve pickles.

Quick Pickled Celery & Tenderstem Broccoli

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