Green-Tomato Pickles

Most supermarkets sell pickled tomatoes, but those can't compare to these supereasy homemade ones. Slicing the tomatoes thinly allows them to really soak up the wonderfully tangy brine.

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KEY: Summer, Pickling, Southern/Soul Food, Sauces & Condiments, Side Dishes, Basic/Easy, Healthy, Make Ahead

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  • 3 small, green (unripe) tomatoes (12 ounces), cored
  • 1 medium white onion
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white wine vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, mashed to a paste
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

How to make this recipe

  1. Using a mandoline, very thinly slice the green tomatoes and white onion. Layer the slices in a heatproof 4-cup measuring cup. In a small saucepan, combine the water with the vinegar, garlic, peppercorns, salt and sugar and bring to a boil. Pour the hot brine over the tomatoes and onion and let cool to room temperature, about 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour, then drain and serve.

Make Ahead

The drained pickles can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

Contributed By Photo © Line Klein Published September 2010

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