Zucchini, oh the endless possibilities! Zucchini Salsa, Sweet and Spicy Zucchini Pickles and yes even zucchini milk.
Adapted from: www.food.com
10 cups zucchini, shredded
4 onions, chopped
2 green pepper, chopped
2 red peppers, chopped
1/4 cup pickling salt
2 tablespoons dry mustard
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1 teaspoon turmeric
2 cups white vinegar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon pepper
5 cups chopped ripe tomatoes
2 tablespoons organic cornstarch
12 ounces tomato paste
Day one: In a large bowl combine: Zucchini, onions, green pepper, red pepper and the salt. Mix together, cover and let stand over night.
Day two: Drain well and put into a large pot. Add mustard, garlic, cumin, turmeric, vinegar, brown sugar, nutmeg, pepper, cornstarch, tomatoes and tomato paste. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. I then placed them in sanitized pint jars and boiled them in a water bath for 20 minutes. This recipe made 8 pint jars. Enjoy!
Sweet and Spicy Zucchini Pickles
Adapted from: Martha Stewart Living
2 pounds (about 4 cups) zucchini
1 medium onion
2 heaping tablespoons real salt
2 cups ice cubes
1 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 1/4 cup white vinegar
2 cups cane sugar
1 teaspoon whole mustard seed
3/4 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
Sterilize the jars for your pickles by submerging them in boiling water for 10 minutes. Slice zucchini 1/8 inch thick. Halve the onions and slice thinly as well. Place zucchini in a large bowl. Toss with 1 1/2 tablespoons of salt and 1 1/2 cups of ice. In a separate bowl, toss onion with the remaining salt and then again with the remaining ice. Refrigerate for 3 hours
Separately drain zucchini and onion. Rinse and drain again. Bring the rest of the ingredients to a boil. Add the onion and return to a boil. Add the zucchini and remove from heat. Ladle zucchini and onions into hot, sterile jars. Bring liquid to a boil again and fill the jars leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Top with a new lid and band. Process in a hot water bath for 15 minutes. This recipe made 4 pint jars. Enjoy!
You can use this in replace of milk when baking or cooking!
Wash as many zucchinis as you would like. Place in blender and puree until smooth. Add a bit of water if you need to help break up the zucchini. Freeze in freezer bags. Enjoy!