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Spicy Pickled Summer Veggies

2 C white vinegar (apple or red wine vinegars are also good to try for different flavors)
1/2 C sugar
1-1/2 T sea salt
2 t dill seed
1 t mustard seed
2 t crushed red pepper flakes
1 t ground black pepper
12 whole cloves
4 bay leaves
3-4 C veggies - use any of the following individually or combined:cucumber, zucchini, onion, peppers (hot or sweet), green beans, radishes, beets (will turn liquid purplish in color)

Combine all ingredients except veggies into a quart jar. Cover with lid, and shake until sugar dissolves. Add veggies to jar. Cover and shake again. Chill for at least 4 hours, best if overnight. Be sure to shake jar occasionally. Will keep in refrigerator for up to two weeks.