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Fruits and Vegetables - Calico Pickles

  • 4 cups sliced cucumbers
  • 2 1/2 cups sliced carrots
  • 2 cups sliced celery
  • 2 cups cubed onions
  • 2 cups cubed sweet red pepper
  • 1 cup cubed green pepper
  • 6 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup salt
  • 4 quarts cold water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup mustard seed
  • 2 tablespoons celery seed
  • 2 tablespoons whole black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon dried cilantro
  • 6 1/2 cups vinegar

Slice cucumbers, carrots, and celery in one-inch slices. Chop onions and peppers in one-inch cubes. Combine vegetables in a large bowl. Dissolve salt in water and pour over vegetables. Soak for 15 to 18 hours in a cool place; drain.
In a large kettle, mix sugar, spices, and vinegar. Bring to a boil for three to four minutes. Add vegetables and simmer for five to seven minutes. Pack hot into eight pint jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space. Remove air bubbles. Adjust caps; process 15 minutes in boiling water bath.
Yield: Eight pints
Submitted By: Denise Williams
Fentress Farmers Co-op
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