Pickled Green Tomatoes

pickled green tomatoes
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Prep: 5 hrs 30 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 5 hrs 45 mins
Servings: 40 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
51 Calories
0g Fat
12g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 40
Amount per serving
Calories 51
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 952mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 1g
Calcium 9mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These delicious green tomato pickles are similar to bread and butter pickles but made with green tomato slices, onions, and a spiced vinegar and sugar mixture. Make a batch the next time you want to add a punch of flavor to your dishes.

Keep in mind the vegetables need to sit for 2 to 3 weeks before they're ready. This recipe makes enough to fill 5 pint-sized jars.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Cut off the ends of the tomatoes and discard.

  3. Slice the tomatoes into 1/4-inch rounds and put into a large non-reactive pot or bowl.

  4. Peel the onions, cut in half, and cut into 1/4-inch slices.

  5. Put into the pot with the sliced tomatoes.

  6. Sprinkle the salt over the vegetables and gently toss to coat well.

  7. Top with a few cups of ice cubes; cover and let stand for 4 hours or refrigerate overnight.

  8. Prepare the canner and 5 pint-sized jars. Add water to a large canner with a rack and heat to nearly boiling, or about 180 F. The water should be high enough to reach at least 1 inch above the filled jars.

  9. Wash the jars thoroughly and heat water in a small saucepan.

  10. Put the lids in the saucepan and bring almost to the boil; lower the heat to very low to keep the lids hot.

  11. Drain the vegetables in a large colander and rinse lightly.

  12. In a large, non-reactive kettle, combine the vinegar, sugar, turmeric, celery seeds, and mustard seeds. Bring to a boil.

  13. Lower the heat to medium and add the drained tomatoes and onions to the pot. Continue cooking, stirring gently until the mixture is boiling.

  14. With a slotted spoon, remove the vegetables from the pot and pack the jars.

  15. If desired, add a few thin strips of raw sweet or hot red pepper to each jar.

  16. Fill the jars with the remaining liquid, leaving 1/2-inch of headspace.

  17. With a clean damp cloth, wipe the rims of the jars.

  18. Place the flat lids on the jars; close the caps with the screw-on rings tightly, but do not over-tighten.

  19. Arrange the filled jars in the canner and add more water, as needed, to be at least 1 inch above the jars.

  20. Bring to a full boil.

  21. Cover and continue boiling for 10 minutes.

  22. Remove the jars to a rack to cool. Check to make sure the seals are tight.

  23. Store in a cool, dark, dry place for 2 to 3 weeks before eating.

  24. Enjoy.