how to make pickled green tomotoes


Pickled Green Tomatoes

So it’s the end of the growing season, and you have tons of those little hard green tomatoes still hanging on the vines……to small to make “fried green tomatoes”  but such a waste to throw them away.  What to do?  

Solution….make pickled green tomatoes…..it’s quick and really easy………and people will say “wow….what a great idea”


2 pounds (hard green tomatoes)

1 cup white vinegar

1 cup water

1 serrano pepper

2 bay leaves (optional)

6 toes fresh garlic

1 TBS black pepper corns

Small bunch of fresh dill

2 tsps kosher salt

Makes about two quart jars.



Heat canning jars and lids in simmering water for ten minutes.

Wash tomatoes well and pack into sterile jars.

Add garlic, pepper corns, peppers, and dill.

Fill each jar to the top with hot vinegar solution.

Transfer to refrigerator for two days….that’s it!!!!!

About the Author  Part time chef Doug Cordier, is a food writer, TV cook, Certified Ergonomic Consultant and business man. Doug is the owner of Cascom Group Travel and has been teaching corporate and Italian cooking classes for twenty years, plus leading culinary tours to their villa in Tuscany.  For more foodie thoughts and recipes, try  www.askthecooks.com 


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