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Zucchini Bread and Butter Pickles

4 qts. zucchini, cut in slices or strips
6 white onions, sliced
2 green peppers, chopped
2 cloves garlic
5 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. turmeric
1 1/2 tsp. celery seed
2 tbsp. mustard seed
3 c. cider vinegar

Thoroughly wash and cut into slices 1/8-1/4 inch or strips, the unpeeled zucchini. Add onions, peppers, and whole garlic cloves. Add 1/2 cup pure salt and cover with ice cubes. Mix thoroughly and let stand 3 hours. Then rinse and drain thoroughly. Combine remaining ingredients and heat slowly just to a boil. Add zucchini mix and bring slowly to a boil again. It should be slightly cooked yet crisp. Seal in hot, sterilized jars. Makes 8 pints.

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