Eleanor's Green Tomato Pickle

READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
Recipe by Lennie

I have not yet tried this, but it is from an overdue library book (From Our Mothers' Kitchens) and I want to return the book tomorrow, so need to get the recipes I want to try copied down, pronto. Come fall, there is always a need for green tomato recipes and this pickle sounds like a real winner to me. Prep time includes the standing time.

Top Review by iris5555

I'm not sure mine came out right as I expected a firmer result, but got a relish-y sort of texture even though I left my tomatoes in larger chunks. The result tastes so good though! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large glass or crockery bowl, combine tomatoes, onions, and green pepper; sprinkle with salt and stir.
  2. Cover bowl and let mixture stand for two hours.
  3. Drain and rinse thoroughly under cold running water; drain again.
  4. In a large heavy saucepan, combine vinegar, sugar, seeds and spices; over medium heat, bring to a boil.
  5. Stir in drained veggies and bring back to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes, stirring constantly.
  7. Ladle into sterilized two-cup mason jars, leaving 1/2-inch headspace; seal.
  8. Process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
  9. Let cool at room temperature before storing jars in fridge, or in a cool dark place.

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