Bread and Butter Zucchini Pickles

Bread and Butter Zucchini Pickles
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
55 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Stand Time:
2 hrs
Process Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 10 mins
5 pints


  • 3 ½ pound medium zucchini

  • 1 cup thinly sliced, halved onion (1 large)

  • 3 tablespoon pickling salt

  • Crushed ice

  • 2 cup cider vinegar

  • 1 ½ cup sugar

  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds

  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds

  • ½ teaspoon whole black peppercorns

  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric


  1. Wash zucchini. Slice off the stem and blossom ends. Cut zucchini crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Measure 12 cups zucchini slices.

  2. In an extra-large nonmetal bowl, combine the 12 cups zucchini and the 1 cup onion slices. Sprinkle with salt; toss gently to coat. Top with 2 inches of crushed ice. Weight down mixture with a heavy plate. Allow to stand at room temperature for 2 hours.

  3. Remove any remaining ice from zucchini mixture; transfer zucchini mixture to a colander set in a clean sink and drain.

  4. In a 5- to 6-quart stainless-steel, enamel, or nonstick heavy pot, combine vinegar, sugar, mustard seeds, celery seeds, peppercorns, and turmeric. Bring to boiling, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add zucchini mixture. Return to boiling, stirring frequently; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.

  5. Ladle hot mixture into hot, sterilized pint jars, leaving a 1/2-inch headspace. Wipe jar rims; adjust lids.

  6. Process in a boiling-water canner for 10 minutes (start timing when water returns to boiling). Remove jars from canner; cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

41 Calories
9g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 41
% Daily Value *
Sodium 439mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 6.5mg 33%
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 117mg 2%
Folate, total 12.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*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.

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