Pickled Garden Vegetables


These pickled vegetables can be stored in a cool, dry, dark place for up to 1 year, and they make a great gift. Make jars of the veggies in advance and give as Christmas presents.

Pickled Garden Vegetables featuring Cauliflower
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
7 pints


  • 1 pound carrots, peeled

  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 3 cup cauliflower florets

  • 3 green and/or red sweet peppers, cut into strips

  • 2 zucchini and/or yellow summer squash, halved lengthwise and sliced 1/2-inch thick or 1 pound baby zucchini or yellow summer squash, halved

  • 2 onions, cut into wedges

  • 3 cup water

  • 3 cup white wine vinegar

  • 3 tablespoon snipped fresh dill

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 tablespoon pickling salt

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced


  1. Halve any large carrots lengthwise. Slice carrots 1/4-inch thick with a crinkle cutter or sharp knife. In an 8-quart pot, combine carrots, green beans, cauliflower, sweet peppers, zucchini, and onions. Add water to cover. Bring to boiling. Cook, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Drain.

  2. Pack vegetables into hot, sterilized pint canning jars, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Set aside.

  3. In a large stainless-steel, enamel, or nonstick saucepan, combine the 3 cups water, vinegar, dill, sugar, salt, crushed red pepper, and garlic. Bring to boiling. Pour over vegetables in jars, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Remove air bubbles and wipe jar rims; adjust lids. Process filled jars in a boiling-water canner for 5 minutes (start timing when water returns to boil). Remove jars; cool on racks.

Gift It!

Cut a square of cheesecloth to fit over the lid of a pint jar. Place the cheesecloth square over the top of the jar, and tie twine around the jar lid to secure. Attach a paper gift tag using the twine.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

14 Calories
3g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Calories 14
% Daily Value *
Sodium 71mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Vitamin C 10.6mg 53%
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 95mg 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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