Summer Squash Pickles

I was a resident of Rockingham County, NH for 43 years and moved to Walland, TN in 1990. With a longer growing season, I needed to find a way to use summer squash which is quite prolific. This recipe is fantastic!


10 cups thinly sliced summer squash
2 cups thinly sliced onion rings
2 cups thinly sliced green pepper
1 large jar diced pimento
2/3 cup salt


Soak squash, onions, green pepper in 2 quarts salted water for 2 hours. Drain.



3 cups sugar
2 cups apple cider vinegar
2 tsp celery seed
2 tsp mustard seed


Combine syrup ingredients and bring to a boil. Drop drained vegetables and pimento into the syrup but don’t cook. Mix well. Put mix into hot sterilized jars and cover with syrup. Process in water bath for 15 minutes.

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6 pints

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