Dill Tomolives (Pickled Tiny Green Tomatoes)

"This is a recipe supplied by Marg CDN at another site and is attributed to Nicole Okun. I think a lot of you might be interested in using up your green cherry tomatoes in this way - apparently very good in a martini!"
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Ready In:
2 quarts




  • Wash tomatoes and pack into clean quart jars.
  • In each jar place 2 quarters of garlic clove and one spray of dill.
  • Boil vinegar, salt and water together for 1 minute and pour over tomatoes.
  • Leave 1/4" headroom and adjust lids.
  • Process for 15 minutes in a boiling waterbath. Makes two quarts.

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  1. Delicious! This was my first attempt at pickling and what an easy recipe! I didn't have tiny tomatoes, but did have a large tomato plant heavy with green fruit that had fallen over in a storm. Since it hasn't been a hot summer here and the plant was laying in the shade, I thought I'd pickle what I could find since they wouldn't have time to rippen. I picked 6 lbs of various sized greens, and yeilded 12 pints of pickles - essentially trippling the recipe. I wasn't sure how many batches I could get, so I still made one batch of brine at a time, but it was easy to process one and prepare the next. The only change I made was to use pint jars, cut the fruit into long thin moons and use 1 whole garlic, 1 sprig of dill and a bit of hot red pepper in each jar. Two of the 12 didnt' seal, so I got to enjoy those right away, and I can only imagine that these get better over time (though I'm not sure that's possible). Thanks for such an easy, tasty pickle!
  2. Never having tried anything with green tomatoes before, I was very interested in trying something different than fried green tomatoes when I had to pick all my green tomatoes before a freeze. This was delightfully different and unexpected. The brine is really good, and the tomatoes get soft without being overly mushy. The skin provides a hint of bitterness. I did add a bit of red pepper flakes to a couple of the jars, just for a kick. They're good. I also used dill seed, as I didn't have fresh dill on hand.
  3. WOW!! What a tasty and easy recipe to use. Next year I'll plant more cherry or grape tomatoes just for this recipe!Thanks a million for a terrific recipe!!


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