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Marinated Bulgarian zucchini: a recipe for a delicious appetizer for the winter

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
Zucchini with horseradish leaves. Source: istockphoto.com

Zucchini can be used to make delicious soups and appetizers, and can also be canned and pickled. Zucchini also makes delicious caviar.

How to prepare delicious zucchini for the winter

The cook shared a recipe for delicious, flavorful pickled Bulgarian zucchini with garlic and spices on Instagram.

Zucchini recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 kg of young zucchini
  • Horseradish leaves and dill umbels
  • Garlic
  • Bay leaves
  • Mustard seeds
  • Black peppercorns

For the marinade:

  • 2 liters of water
  • 3 tbsp of salt
  • 200 g of sugar
  • 250 g of vinegar 9%

Method of preparation:

1. Cut the zucchini into 1 cm thick slices.

Zucchini for the dish

2. Put the herbs, garlic, bay leaves, black pepper and mustard seeds in clean jars.

Cooking zucchini

3. In a large saucepan, combine water, salt, sugar, vinegar and bring to a boil, add zucchini and cook for another 5-7 minutes, stirring all the time. The zucchini will begin to change color - that's right, it should be that way.

How long to cook zucchini

4. After 5-7 minutes, remove the pan from the heat and put the zucchini in jars.

Marinade for zucchini

5. Bring the marinade to a boil again and pour over the zucchini. Close the lids tightly.

Ready appetizer

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