Sunshine garden pickle


Preparation method

  1. Peel and seed the cucumbers. Cut the cucumbers into 2.5cm/1in chunks. Toss the cucumbers with the courgettes and onions, cover with water and sprinkle over the salt. Allow the cucumber mix to stand for 3-5 hours.

  2. Drain the cucumber mix and combine together with the remaining vegetables.

  3. In a large non-reactive pot, bring the remaining ingredients (excluding the vegetables) to the boil. Once boiling point is reached add all the vegetables and slowly bring the contents back to the boil.

  4. Place three slices of ginger into the bottom of each sterilized jar. Using a slotted spoon, pack the vegetables loosely in the sterilized jars, leaving a 1cm/½in headspace. Divide the liquid evenly among the jars. Place the lids on the jars.

  5. To ensure a good seal, place the jars in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

  6. Remove the jars from the water bath, allow to cool, then store in a cool, dry, dark place for at least 3 weeks before eating.

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