green tomato pickles

Green Tomato Pickles

Green Tomato Pickles

Green Tomato Pickles

I had a request for this recipe from my niece, Sarah. I make these every year with end of the season green tomatoes. She loves them as do I. It’s a great way to get more out of your garden. I also love to make them with green cherry tomatoes, so cute. You can cut up bigger tomatoes or keep small and medium ones whole. You can also make a spicy version by adding 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes to each jar.

 

 

 

Green Tomato Dill Pickles – Kosher Style

Green tomatoes
6 ribs celery, cut in 2-inch pieces
6 Sweet green peppers
6 cloves Garlic
2 quarts water
1 quart vinegar- 5% acidity- you can use white or cider vinegar
1 cup canning or pickling salt
Dill, optional

Use small firm green tomatoes. Pack into hot, clean canning jars. Add to each quart jar a bud of garlic, 1 piece of celery, and 1 green pepper cut into fourths. Make a brine of the water, vinegar, and the salt. Boil with the dill for 5 minutes. Pour the hot brine over the pickles to within 1/2 inch of the top of the jar. Put on cap, screw band firmly tight. Process in a boiling water bath for 15 minutes. These pickles will be ready for use in 4- 6 weeks. Yield: About 6 quarts. Source: NCHFP