Picking and Pickling

I just love trying new recipes, and this one caught my eye; it’s a great way to deal with those Courgette gluts, and it sings out SUMMER to you.

I have a mix of courgettes – Jemmer, Cavili and White Volunteer which are perfect for this dish – different sizes, colours, shapes and textures.

I picked up this recipe from the Grapevine forum – so a monster sized thank you!

Courgette Pickle

Ingredients –

Pickling mix –

  • 500ml of cider vinegar
  • 120g sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp dry mustard powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp yellow and brown mustard seeds – crushed
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric


  • 500g courgettes
  • 2 tbls salt
  • 1 small onion

Method –

  • Slice courgettes & onoin very thinly  into discs (easier with a mandoline).
  • Place in bowl and add salt & mix well. Cover with very cold water & stir to dissolve salt.
  • After 1hr drain & dry thoroughly, either in salad spinner or between
  • Combine pickling mix in saucepan & simmer for 3 mins. set aside until just
  • Mix courgettes & onion with the cooled liquid. transfer to sterilised jars.
  • Cover & refrigerate for at least a day before eating.

Will keep indefinitely in fridge.

Notes –

  • can also add dried chilli flakes to the mix for an added kick!

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