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Zucchini Pickle

Demonstrated at the 2011 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.


  • 1kg zucchini

  • 2 large onions, finely chopped

  • 1 red capsicum, finely chopped

  • 2 tbsp salt

  • 2¼ cups sugar

  • 2 cups white or cider vinegar

  • 2 tsp mustard powder

  • 2 tsp ground turmeric

  • 2 tsp cornflour

  • 2 tbsp white or cider vinegar, extra


  • 1.

    Place the zucchini, onions and capsicum in a bowl, add the salt and mix well. Leave to stand for 3 hours, then drain well.

  • 2.

    Place the vinegar, mustard and turmeric in a large saucepan with the sugar.

  • 3.

    Bring to the boil, stirring, and boil for 25 minutes.

  • 4.

    Mix the cornflour to a paste with the extra vinegar and stir through. Cook 2 or 3 minutes more.

  • 5.

    Spoon into warm sterilised bottles and seal immediately.

  • 6.

    Store in a cool, dry dark place for up to 2 years.

  • 7.

    Makes approx. 1.5 litres

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I just love this recipe, so easy and very tasty.