Hot and Spicy Zucchini Pickles Recipe

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Hot and Spicy Zucchini Pickles
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  1. Trim ends from zucchini and cut into 4 x 1/2 x 1/2 sticks, or the length that will fit in jars allowing for 1 headspace, discarding any pieces that are just the interior seed portion.
  2. In a large non reactive bowl, layer zucchini, ice cubes and salt, using about 1/3 of each layer. Add cold water to cover by about 1 . Place a plate on top to weigh down zucchini. Cover and let stand at a cool room temperature for 3 hours.
  3. Meanwhile prepare jars, lids and bands.
  4. In a colander, working in batches, drain zucchini well and set aside.
  5. In a saucepan, combine sugar, vinegar and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring often until sugar is dissolved. Boil for 1 minute. Reduce heat to low and keep liquid hot.
  6. Working with one jar at a time, pack zucchini and 1/6 of the hot pepper strips into each prepared jar, leaving 1 headspace.
  7. Add 1 bay leaf and 1/2 tsp mustard seeds. Pour in hot pickling liquid, leaving a 1/2 headspace. Check for air bubbles and adjust headspace if needed by adding more pickling liquid.
  8. Process jars in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes. Adjust time according to your altitude.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 214.99 Kcal (900 kJ)
Calories from fat 0.08 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.01g 0%
Sodium 3552.4mg 148%
Potassium 1223.12mg 26%
Total Carbs 43.68g 15%
Sugars 33.84g 135%
Dietary Fiber 4.26g 17%
Protein 7.79g 16%
Vitamin C 129.2mg 215%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Calcium 107.9mg 11%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 31.98 Kcal (134 kJ)
Calories from fat 0.01 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 528.43mg 148%
Potassium 181.94mg 26%
Total Carbs 6.5g 15%
Sugars 5.03g 135%
Dietary Fiber 0.63g 17%
Protein 1.16g 16%
Vitamin C 19.2mg 215%
Iron 0.3mg 13%
Calcium 16mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.5
  • 5

Good Points

  • low calorie,
  • fat free,
  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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