Cauliflower and Tomato Pickle Recipe

cauliflower and tomato pickle

Ingredients for Cauliflower and Tomato Pickle:

  • 2 medium-sized cauliflowers
  • 1½ lb (675 g) firm tomatoes
  • 4 medium-sized onions
  • 1 medium-sized cucumber
  • 6 oz (175 g) salt
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 oz (225 g) soft brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pickling spice
  • 1 pint (570 ml) white wine vinegar

Method for Cauliflower and Tomato Pickle:

  1. Separate cauliflowers into florets.
  2. Quarter the tomatoes.
  3. Peel and coarsely chop the onions.
  4. Peel and coarsely chop the cucumber.
  5. Arrange the vegetables into layers in a large deep dish, sprinkling equal amounts of salt on each layer.
  6. Pour over just enough cold water to cover the vegetables.
  7. Cover the dish and leave it to stand overnight.
  8. Place the vegetables into a large colander and rinse them thoroughly under cold running water to remove excess salt.  Allow to drain.
  9. Put the vegetables into a large saucepan.
  10. Sprinkle over the mustard, ginger, pepper, sugar and pickling spices.
  11. Pour over the vinegar.
  12. Bring to the boil, stirring frequently.
  13. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 to 20 minutes.
  14. Remove from the heat, strain off the cooking liquid into a jug and pack the vegetables into clean, hot, sterilized jars.
  15. Pour in enough of the cooking liquid to fill each jar.
  16. Cover immediately but leave labelling with contents and date until fully cool.

Makes about 2.3. kg (5 lbs) of Cauliflower and Tomato Pickle. Ready to eat in about 4 weeks.

This pickle, kept in properly sterilized and sealed jars, should keep for a year in a cool dark place. Once opened, keep in the fridge and try to use within 4 weeks.

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2 comments on “Cauliflower and Tomato Pickle Recipe
  1. Chris Johnson says:

    How long will the cauliflower and tomato pickle last

    Thanks Chris

  2. Val says:

    It will be ready in 4 to 6 weeks and will keep for at least 12 months if stored correctly.

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