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So-Sweet Squash Pickles

These crisp crunchy slices, seasoned with celery seed and mustard seed, have a sweet-sour taste that everyone is sure to relish! The colorful blend of yellow squash, sweet red pepper and chopped onion makes a beautiful presentation. -Eleanor Sundman Farmington, Connecticut
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + standing Cook: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    4 cups


  • 3 small yellow summer squash, thinly sliced
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup white vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 3/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard


  • Place squash, pepper and onion in a colander over a plate; sprinkle with salt and toss. Let stand 1 hour to drain.
  • In a large saucepan, combine remaining ingredients; bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add vegetables; return to a boil. Remove from heat; cool completely.
  • Transfer to a covered container; refrigerate, covered, at least 4 days before serving. May be stored in refrigerator up to 3 weeks.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 123 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 225mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • pix-shooter
    Jul 13, 2017

    Surprisingly delicious. I sliced my squash crosswise into rounds.

  • dnaheish
    Jul 9, 2012

    Not difficult to make, and very tasty!! I even made a batch with Splenda for diabetic friends and it was still great. You can also use zuchinni or cucumbers.

  • Sunny1978
    Sep 1, 2011

    So sweet, so good! I tried this using both summer squash and zucchini. It reminded me a lot of bread & butter pickles. Very easy to make!

  • Slowshirl
    Jul 4, 2011

    My husband and I dearly love this pickle! I make it every year when our crookneck squash is plentiful. Everyone I've had try it also loved it, from family & friends to people at my husband's workplace. It looks as good as it tastes too! So easy to make!

  • dstephe
    Aug 3, 2009

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  • mrsrinie
    Oct 20, 2008

    Can these be canned?

  • robin
    May 24, 2006

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