Quick Pickled Broccoli

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A super easy quick pickling recipe from Food in Jars.

Pickled broccoli - Food in Jars

Quick Pickled Broccoli

2 cups distilled white vinegarPickled Broccoli collage
2 cups water
2 tablespoons pickling salt
4 cups broccoli florets
3-4 peeled garlic cloves
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes

1. Combine the vinegar, water, and salt together in a saucepan and bring to a boil.

2. Put the garlic cloves, mustard seeds, peppercorns, and red chili flakes in the bottom of a quart jar and pack the broccoli florets in on top.

3. Cover the broccoli with the hot vinegar brine.

4. Cap the jar and let it cool to room temperature. Place the jar in the refrigerator and let it chill for at least 2-3 hours before serving.

Pickles will keep for 2-3 weeks. For more recipes from Food in Jars, check out her book.

7 Comments

  1. Robin Chesser
    Posted July 12, 2017 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for this great quick pickle recipe. How long does it keep in the fridge?

    • Posted July 12, 2017 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

      Hi Robin, If you’re starting with good crisp broccoli, it should last you 2 – 3 weeks. It’s worth mentioning that before you open the jar, remind your olfactory senses that it’s still broccoli. 🙂 The pickling doesn’t make that part disappear.

      • Robin Chesser
        Posted July 12, 2017 at 11:14 pm | Permalink

        I’ll keep that in mind, thanks!

  2. Zandra Peterson
    Posted July 13, 2017 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    Can you hot water can this?

    • Posted July 14, 2017 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

      I wouldn’t recommend it. The broccoli wouldn’t hold up to that process.

  3. Mike F
    Posted September 4, 2017 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    There was a market on Santa Monica Blvd., right down the street from Century City. They offered amazing pickled products I have never found since they sold, ahead of the expansion of S.M. Blvd.
    A real fan of the store, Elizabeth Montgomery, used to buy pickled broccoli that was the talk of any party plate…but I haven’t found it, or anything similar, since the store closed now decades ago.
    Does anyone know where one can find a good recipe? Nothing on the Web comes even close.
    This is one of those random quests, but it you have a great or even close recipe, it might be worth your time to respond.

    Bests,

    Mike

    • Posted September 11, 2017 at 6:11 am | Permalink

      Hello Mike, I’m sorry we can’t help you out in finding the famous Pickling recipe. I’d suggest looking up a local company that does pickling, although it will be difficult for someone to match a recipe that they’ve never tasted! 🙂

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