These refrigerator pickled ratatouille vegetables are great for relish trays, sandwiches or just eating out of the jar. A great summer snack to make with vegetables from your garden!
So this week we are celebrating the best picnic foods on Sunday Supper and while these refrigerator pickled ratatouille vegetables do not scream picnic food, they seem like such a summer food to me. I’ve grown to love pickled vegetables and think they would be great on a picnic. You can eat them as is, on a sandwich or salad, or eat them with meats and cheeses. However the real reason I made this quick pickle is that I wanted to use some of our garden vegetables and I thought this mix would be tasty. And it is!
The ratatouille vegetables I used are: grape tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, red onions and bell peppers. The jar above on the left is the pickled vegetables just after I made them and the one on the right is after a few days in the refrigerator. One note on this recipe: make sure you poke holes in the tomatoes so they absorb the pickling juice. If you cut them they will become a big mess. Another thing is that if you use eggplant like I did, make sure you cut them thin. They are like a sponge and will really soak up that liquid.
Refrigerator Pickled Ratatouille Vegetables
I’m going to give you two pickling recipes. One is my husband’s recipe from his pickled jalapeño peppers that everyone loves and the other is a my blend which is more tangy than his. His has more sugar so if you are a sweet pickle person, make his. And if you are dill pickle kind of person, use mine.
Now for ways you can use this:
- in salads: Just add a good olive oil and some meat and cheese and you have a pickled vegetable salad. My hubby and I eat this everyone once in a while in the summer.
- on sandwiches: These are great on an Italian sub or really any sandwich for a little crunch and tang.
- as a snack: This is a delicious little snack that is pretty healthy for you.
- in pasta salad: Mix these veggies with a cooked pasta, a good olive oil and grated cheese for a tasty pasta salad.
- on a relish tray: My family likes to make relish trays for get togethers. Usually they involve good cheese and meats, fruit, nuts etc. These pickled veggies would be the perfect addition.
I hope you like this quick pickled veggies recipe. For more picnic recipes check out all the great ideas from the Sunday Supper family below!
- 4 cups of raw vegetables (I used thinly sliced eggplant, zucchini, grape tomatoes, red onions and bell peppers)
- My Tangy Pickling Recipe
- 1 cup of vinegar (I used red wine, but white or apple cider vinegar would work)
- 1 cup of water
- ½ teaspoon of Italian seasonings
- 1 tablespoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon fo garlic, crushed
- hot pepper flakes (just a pinch)
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- Rick's Sweeter Pickling Recipe
- 1 cups of water
- 1 cups of white vinegar
- ¼ cup of white sugar
- ¼ cup of salt
- 2 cloves of garlic – crushed
- ½ teaspoons of oregano
- ½ teaspoon of coriander seeds
- My Pickling Recipe Instructions
- In a sauce pan, add the vinegar, water, seasonings, garlic, hot pepper flakes, sugar and salt.
- Mix until the salt and sugar dissolve and it's just about to boil.
- Take off the stove.
- Using a toothpick, poke holes into all of the tomatoes. (tThis will allow the pickling juice to penetrate.)
- Add all of your vegetables into a quart sized jar.
- Pour over the warm pickling juice and let sit and cool a bit.
- Add your lid and refrigerate for a day or two.
- Rick's Pickling Instruction
- Add all the ingredients to the pan except the vegetables and bring to a simmer.
- Mix well and pour over the vegetables in the jar.
- Let cool and then store in the refrigerator.
More cold summer dishes to try!
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