In the early fall, green tomatoes are often bountiful! Here’s a way to use them and create a lovely holiday taste treat.

Yield: 4 pints or 8 1/2 pints (which I prefer)


  • 2 1/2 cups chopped green tomatoes
  • 2 1/2 cups coarsely chopped white cabbage
  • 3/4 cup of finely chopped sweet yellow onion
  • 2 T kosher salt
  • 1 cup chopped red pepper
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 4 T brown sugar
  • 2 T organic pickling spice
  • 1/2 T mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • sprinkling of red pepper flakes

Here’s How:

  1. Combine veggies and sprinkle with salt. Stir, and let sit.
  2. Prepare canning jars by immersing under water in a canning kettle and simmer.
  3. Place lids in small saucepan covered with water and simmer.
  4. In medium-large saucepan,  combine vinegar, water and spices. Simmer.
  5. Drain the veggies, add to vinegar mixture and stir.
  6. Use a slotted spoon to transfer mixture to the jars, leaving 1/4″ at the top. Wipe rim before placing sealing lid on top.
  7. Allow jars to cool, label and save for Holiday gifts – or enjoy yourself! (They’re especially good with a protein of your choice.)