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Pickled Green Tomatoes

Posted on | November 18, 2011 | No Comments

What to do when you have to harvest all your green tomatoes because of predicted frost?  You could pickle them or fry them.  The pickling will take some time (about 3 months) but the result is definitely worth the wait.  You can then either eat them as a snack or incorporate them into other recipes such as sandwiches etc. 

What do you do with green tomatoes? Any other recipes out there? 


  • 1 x 1 1/2 quart canning jar with lid, thoroughly cleaned
  • 1 1/2 – 2 lb green cherry tomatoes (however many fit into the jar), you could also use sliced or quartered bigger tomatoes
  • 3 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 3/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 small or medium-sized bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 9 whole cloves
  • 1 1/2 tbsp pepper corns (I used a mix of black, red, and green ones)
  • 3 whole garlic cloves 


Combine the water, vinegar, and honey in a sauce pan.  Add all the spices, herbs, and garlic to the pan.  Boil the mixture for up to 5 minutes.  Take it off the heat.

Fill the cleaned jar with the green tomatoes.  Then pour the still warm but not hot vinegar mix over the tomatoes.  Put the lid on tightly and then shake it to make sure that all the bubbles come to the top.

Then you store them in the refrigerator and wait…  They will be ready in about 3 months. 

Guten Appetit!

Source:  Closet Cooking and


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