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Green tomato pickle

Green Tomato Pickle is popular European dish. Actually origin of this dish is unknown but very popular across Italy. Green tomatoes were staple food of South American. This is classified as pickles to be used as side dish. Green tomatoes are available during starting of winter season and so the pickle is prepared during that time. Green tomato pickle is really a tasty dish and cherished by everyone. Green tomato pickle recipe requires 40 minutes to prepare this dish. This sweet pickle accompanies best with cheese burger, sausage or hot dog. Green tomato pickle also goes well with roti, rice, chapatti or naan.This is a nutrituous recipe.

Ingredients to make Green Tomato Pickle

green tomatoes- 6 cups
onions- 4
pickling salt- 3/4 cup
celery seed- 1 tbsp
whole allspice- 1 tbsp
mustard seed- 1 tbsp
whole cloves- 1 tbsp
dry mustard- 1 tbsp
green peppers- 2
lemon- 1/2
vinegar- 3 cups
brown sugar- 2 1/2 cups

Procedure to cook Green Tomato Pickle

Peel and slice onions in thin rings. Sprinkle salt over alternate layers of sliced tomatoes & onions in a non-reactive dish. Let stand in a cool place overnight.

Place tomatoes and onions in a cheesecloth bag, and squeeze gently to remove excess juice. Combine the mixture with sugar, vinegar, chile peppers, mustard seeds, celery seeds, and pepper in a large kettle. Tie allspice and cloves in a small cheesecloth bag. Add the spice bag and the mixture into the kettle. Bring to a boil. Cook for 30 minutes after mixture returns to a boil. Then remove the spice bag. Pour the pickle into jars with some of the boiling liquid.  Leave the pickle for two weeks before staring to use it.
Green Tomato pickle is an easy recipe. It is used as side dish to smoked salmon, Battered haddock.