Preserving Zucchini — How to Can Zucchini

Save your harvest — preserving zucchini

Preserving zucchini for the winter in jars is one way to keep the crop and add new flavors and tastes from the pantry. The end of August is on the calendar, which means the zucchini season is in full swing. These vegetables have long won famous love.

Preserving Zucchini
Marinated zucchini

The main advantage of zucchini is its pleasant, unobtrusive taste that goes well with meat, mushrooms, herbs, and other vegetables. Dishes with the addition of zucchini are organic and very delicious. They often become part of the dietary menu. I recommend trying several methods of canning squash.

Preserving squash
Canning and pickling zucchini

Cooking, preserving zucchini is within the power of every homemaker. It is quick and inexpensive. And the result will certainly delight everyone who has had a chance to try this dish.
Don’t let extra zucchini go to waste! Try one or more of these ways to keep zucchini at home.

One of the exciting things about these zucchini is that they absorb very well the aroma of the herbs and spices with which they are cooked.

Fast cooking technology for pickled zucchini wedges

If there are only a few hours left before your friends arrive, and you want to surprise guests with an original appetizer, make instant pickled zucchini. This dish will be ready to serve in two hours. Preserving zucchini cooked in this way goes well with potato dishes and fried meat. And the fact that the vegetables in this recipe are raw and immediately eaten ensures the maximum preservation of vitamins and nutrients.

Marinated zucchini salad
Marinated zucchini salad

Ingredients:

  • Young zucchini — 550 g
  • Fresh chopped dill — 2 tbsp
  • Garlic — 3-5 cloves
  • Salt — 10 g

Marinade:

  • Vinegar (apple cider works well) — 10-15 ml
  • Vegetable oil — 20-25 ml
  • Flower honey — 1 tsp
  • Ground black pepper — to taste
  • Salt — 6-7 g

Pickling process:

  1. Cut the courgettes into skinny zucchini wedges or strips (2-3 mm thick).
  2. Prepare the marinade — combine vinegar, oil, honey, and pepper, leave for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Put the zucchini in a bowl, salt. Then fill with marinade and add dill.
  4. Leave in the refrigerator for about two hours, after which the snack is ready.

* Keep refrigerated

Preserving zucchini option

Can you store vegetables according to this recipe for a very long time if the rules for sterilizing cans have been followed?

It is best to keep such canned food in a cool place for quite a long time so that they have time to absorb the aroma of spices and marinade sufficiently.

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Preserving zucchini wedges

Ingredients:

  • Young zucchini — 1.5 kg
  • Water — 1 l
  • Vinegar 9% — 70 ml
  • Spices — cloves, bay leaves, pepper (add to taste)
  • Fresh herbs (dill, cilantro, parsley, basil) — 2 bunches
  • Bay leaf — 6-7 pcs
  • Sugar — 4 tbsp

Canning process:

  1. Prepare the marinade first. Boil water with spices, keep on fire for about five minutes. Turn off the heat, and carefully add the vinegar and oil. Mix well and let it brew.
  2. Peel the zucchini and garlic, cut into thin slices. Wash the greens and let the excess liquid drain.
  3. Pour the marinade over the prepared vegetables and herbs and leave it in a cool place for about 12 hours.
  4. Take pre-sterilized jars, put the marinated vegetables in them and close the lid.

Crispy marinated preserving zucchini with chili ketchup

For lovers of spicy pickles, this recipe is perfect. Can add it to a hamburger instead of pickles as a side dish for barbecue or potatoes.

Preserving zucchini
Preserving zucchini in ketchup

Ingredients:

  • Zucchini 2-2.5 kg

Marinade:

  • Water 1,250 l
  • Chili ketchup 400 g
  • Vinegar 9% 150 ml
  • Sugar 200 g
  • Salt 50 g (2 tbsp)

Canning process 4 cans:

  • Dill, 4 tiny umbrellas (1 umbrella in one jar)
  • 8 cloves garlic (2 cloves in one jar)
  • Peeled horseradish root 15 g (3 pieces in one jar)
  • Cherry leaves 15 pcs. (3 leaves in one jar)
  • Black peppercorns, 15-20 pcs. (3-5 peas in one can)

Canning process:

  1. Combine water, sugar, salt, and chili ketchup in a saucepan, let it boil, add vinegar, and turn off the heat.
  2. Slice young zucchini 1.5 cm thick.
  3. Put sprigs of dill, garlic, black peppercorns, cherry leaves, and zucchini in jars.
  4. Pour in the marinade and sterilize for 10 minutes from the moment the water boils in a saucepan.
  5. Close with sterilized lids, turn over the jars and cover with a towel.
Preserving zuccini
Canned zucchini in a spicy ketchup sauce

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Three recipes for preserving zucchini

Mary
Try making quick preserving zucchini from the refrigerator. Canned zucchini in a spicy ketchup sauce and marinated in a jar.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 36 mins
Course Canning, Preserving
Cuisine American, European
Servings 3 recipe
Calories 22 kcal

Equipment

Canning jars

Ingredients
  

Quick preparation of marinated zucchini wedges

  • 550 g Young zucchini
  • 2 tbsp Fresh chopped dill
  • 3-5 cloves Garlic
  • 10 g Salt
  • 1-15 ml Vinegar Apple cider works well
  • 20-25 ml Vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp Flower honey
  • To taste Ground black pepper
  • 6-7 g Salt

Preserving zucchini

  • 1,5 kg Young zucchini
  • 1 l Water
  • 70 ml Vinegar 9%
  • Add to taste Spices — cloves, bay leaves, pepper
  • 2 Fresh herbs Fresh herbs Dill, cilantro, parsley, basil
  • 6-7 pcs Bay leaf
  • 4 tbsp Sugar

Crispy marinated preserving zucchini with chili ketchup

  • 2-2,5 kg Zucchini
  • 1,250 l Water
  • 400 g Chili ketchup
  • 150 ml Vinegar 9%
  • 200 g Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Salt
  • 4 Umbrellas Dill
  • 8 cloves Garlic
  • 15 g Peeled horseradish root
  • 15 pcs Cherry leaves
  • 15-20 pcs Black peppercorns

Instructions
 

Quick preparation of marinated zucchini wedges

  • 1. Cut the courgettes into skinny zucchini wedges or strips (2-3 mm thick).
    2. Prepare the marinade — combine vinegar, oil, honey, and pepper, leave for 10-15 minutes.
    3. Put the zucchini in a bowl, salt. Then fill with marinade and add dill.
    4. Leave in the refrigerator for about two hours, after which the snack is ready.
    Marinated zucchini salad

Preserving zucchini

  • 1. Prepare the marinade first. Boil water with spices, keep on fire for about five minutes. Turn off the heat, and carefully add the vinegar and oil. Mix well and let it brew.
    2. Peel the zucchini and garlic, cut into thin slices. Wash the greens and let the excess liquid drain.
    3. Pour the marinade over the prepared vegetables and herbs and leave it in a cool place for about 12 hours.
    4. Take pre-sterilized jars, put the marinated vegetables in them and close the lid.
    Preserving zucchini

Crispy marinated preserving zucchini with chili ketchup

    Canning process 4 cans

    • 1. Dill, 4 tiny umbrellas (1 umbrella in one jar)
      2. 8 cloves garlic (2 cloves in one jar)
      3. Peeled horseradish root 15 g (3 pieces in one jar)
      4. Cherry leaves 15 pcs. (3 leaves in one jar)
      5. Black peppercorns, 15-20 pcs. (3-5 peas in one can)
      Mason jar 32 oz
    • 1. Combine water, sugar, salt, and chili ketchup in a saucepan, let it boil, add vinegar, and turn off the heat.
      2. Slice young zucchini 1.5 cm thick.
      3. Put sprigs of dill, garlic, black peppercorns, cherry leaves, and zucchini in jars.
      4. Pour in the marinade and sterilize for 10 minutes from the moment the water boils in a saucepan.
      5. Close with sterilized lids, turn over the jars and cover with a towel.
      Preserving zucchini

    Notes

    • You can use pickling salt.
    • Choose spices for pickling according to your taste.
    • You can replace the cherry leaves with any that are available to you or skip this step.
    Do not be afraid to experiment and enjoy your result!

    Nutrition

    Serving: 100gCalories: 22kcalFat: 0.1gProtein: 0.4gCarbohydrates: 4.9g
    Keyword How to preserve summer squash, Pickling zucchini canning, Preserving zucchini
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