Curried Pickled Zucchini Recipe


Zucchini season is here, and the age-old question remains. How can I possibly use up all this squash? This year, try this slightly sweet curried zucchini pickle. The end result is a pickle that is sweet without being cloying, pleasantly tangy and vividly yellow.

Recipe Details

Curried Pickled Zucchini Recipe

Active 45 mins
Total 48 hrs
Serves 24 servings
Makes 4 pints


  • 2 1/2 pounds zucchini

  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 cup granulated white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons pickling salt

  • 1 tablespoon Madras curry powder

  • 1 tablespoon brown mustard seeds

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric


  1. Wash the zucchini and then, using a mandoline, cut into 1/2 inch thick slices.

  2. In a large pot, combine apple cider vinegar, water, sugar, salt, curry powder, mustard seeds and turmeric, and bring to a boil. Add zucchini slices. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes, until the liquid returns to a boil and the zucchini starts to turn yellow.

  3. Pack zucchini slices into prepared pint jars and cover with liquid. Use a chopstick to ensure there aren't any air bubbles trapped between the zucchini slices. Wipe rims, apply lids and rings and process in a boiling water bath canner for 10 minutes. When time is up, remove jars from canner and place on a folded kitchen towel to cool.

  4. When jars have returned to room temperature, remove rings and test seals. Sealed jars can be stored in a cool, dark place for up to one year. If any jars did not seal, place in refrigerator and use promptly. Let pickles remain in jars for at least 48 hours before opening.

Special Equipment

Mason jars, canning pot

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
46 Calories
0g Fat
10g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24
Amount per serving
Calories 46
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 359mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 147mg 3%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)