Pickled Veggies


Pickles, Pickled Onions, Pickled Carrots

PICKLED VEGETABLES

These are so fun to make and are so visually appealing! I love the different colors and the variety of vegetables you can actually pickle. I usually make a few jars at once and then use them when I need a last minute gift. They are especially great for housewarming gifts. Just remember - if you don't sterilize the jars then they only last in the refrigerator for about 6 weeks. If you sterilize them, they are good for at least a year!

Pickled Onions (I use these for my fish tacos!!)

Serving: 1 Jar

INGREDIENTS:

1 large red onion

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup of apple cider vinegar

1 large garlic clove, smashed

1 thyme sprig

water (to boil - about 3 cups)

  • Slice the onions into half moons as thinly as possible

  • In the jar you will be using, add all of the ingredients, besides the water and onion

  • Bring a small pot of water to a boil and par boil the onions for about 30 seconds

  • Strain the onions and add them to the jar along with the other ingredients

  • Stir and tightly seal the can. Store in the refrigerator

  • Wait at least an hour to eat! These will last for about 6 weeks

Spicy Pickled Carrots

Serving: 1 Jar

INGREDIENTS:

Carrots - enough for the jar

water (to boil - about 3 cups)

3/4 cup of apple cider vinegar

1 large garlic clove, smashed

a few sprigs of fresh dill

1/2 teaspoon of black peppercorns

1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes

1/2 teaspoon salt

  • Peel and cut the carrots so that they fit into your jar

  • Boil a pot of water and blanch the carrots for about 2 minutes, then soak in ice water

  • In the jar you will be using, add the dill, peppercorns, red pepper flakes and the smashed garlic

  • Combine the brine liquid in a saucepan: 3/4 cup of vinegar, a cup of water and salt. Bring to a boil

  • Pour the brine over the carrots with a little room at the top

  • Stir and tightly seal the can. Store in the refrigerator

  • Wait at least an hour to eat! These will last for about 6 weeks

Pickles!

Serving: 1 Jar

INGREDIENTS:

Cucumbers - enough for the jar 2 garlic cloves a few sprigs of fresh dill 1 dried chili 1 cup of apple cider vinegar 1 cup water 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • Trim the cucumbers so that they fit into your jar - cut them into spears or whatever shape you want!

  • In the jar you will be using, add the dill, dried chili and garlic

  • Combine the brine ingredients in a saucepan: vinegar, water and salt. Bring to a boil

  • Pour the brine over the cucumbers with a little room at the top

  • Stir and tightly seal the can. Store in the refrigerator

  • Wait at least an hour to eat! These will last for about 6 weeks

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