Pickled Green Tomatoes

It's the end of the season.

          Some of the tomatoes will never ripen.

                         What to Do?

                                             Why not pickle them?

Pickled Green Tomatoes


Green tomatoes pair well with cottage cheese and taste good in a salad.

This recipe takes me back to my teenage years, finding them at certain times of year in the deli-case of my local market.

I water bath canned these.


  • Green tomatoes (6-8 large)
  • Vinegar/water solution
  • Chopped onions
  • Garlic
  • Whole peppercorns
  • Dill seeds
  • Dried dill weed
  • Salt
  • Turmeric


I cut the tomatoes into quarters and cold-packed them with the onions into quart jars and snuck in about 5 cloves of garlic in each jar. I sprinkled in an equal amount of my spice mixture and added 1/2 teaspoon of salt to each jar. Then, I poured over the hot vinegar solution and de-bubbled. I topped off the vinegar and capped the jars.

I water bath canned these for my altitude.

The results


This recipe made three quarts. They look a little sad because of the chopped onions. I could have used less of those. I also did not include any crisping ingredients in this recipe, so my tomatoes will be softer than otherwise.

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