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easy green tomato dills

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Peggi Anne Tebben
Granbury, TX

One year, well actually several years for a while back, we had so many tommy toe tomatoes coming off they were up to our Yang-Yangs. Being a pickler I thought I must be able to do something with these, so I looked through all my pickling books & came up with this recipe. They look like olives in the jar but are really salty, sour. Great on an appetizer tray. This is from a Storey Publishing Bulletin A-91 called Pickles & Relishes

(3 ratings)

Ingredients For easy green tomato dills

  • 4 cups green cherry tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. mixed pickling spices
  • 1 fresh dill head or 1 tsp. dill seed
  • 1 small piece hot red pepper (optional)
  • 2 qts. water
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 1 cup pickling salt

How To Make easy green tomato dills

  • 1
    Wash tomatoes but do not peel or core. Pack loosley in a quart jar.
  • 2
    Add garlic, picling spices, dill & pepper.
  • 3
    In a medium size saucepan, combine water, vinegar & salt. Bring to a boil & stir to dissolve salt.
  • 4
    Pour hot brine over tomatoes in jar, leaving 1/4" headspace.
  • 5
  • 6
    Allow to cure 6 weeks before eating.
  • 7
    Keep refrigerated after opening.
  • 8
    Peggi's note: This says, "Yield: 1 quart" but can't be right because it calls for 2 quarts of water alone. I have in ( ) on this recipe the measures halved & quartered : water, vinegar, & salt. The other stuff is for 1 quart, all above the water. Can't believe they made that mistake.