Zuni Zuchinni Pickles Recipe

Zuni Zuchinni Pickles

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1 pound small zuchinni

1 small yellow onion

2 Tablespoons salt

ice and water

For the pickling solution:

2 cups cider vinegar

1 cup sugar

1 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

1 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds

1 teaspoon ground tumeric

How to make Zuni Zuchinni Pickles

This recipe is from the Zuni Cafe Cookbook, the pickles are served with burgers at the famous San Francisco restaurant of the same name.

Cold brining:

Thinly slice the zuchinni and onion on a mandoline.

Toss the slices with the salt, cover with  some ice and water.

Let the vegetables cold brine for 1 hour, then drain and dry them carefully before proceding with the recipe.

Combine the pickling ingredients and stir until the sugar and spices are dissolved.  The recipe calls for bringing the solution to the boil and then cooling it, but I omitted the cooking of the solution.

Add the vegetables to the pickling solution, refrigerate overnight before using.  The color will intensify as they cure.

  • Paula
    Paula says

    Luckily, I have some zucchini in my fridge, so I can try your great recipe.

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