Waste not, want not. That’s a great mantra for people who often times find plenty of food, whether in their pantry or garden. Why let your excess veggies rot and go to waste when you can preserve them for later?
It is such a relief that someone came up with canning and pickling. Not only do you use up all your produce, you can also enjoy them for later.
Whether you are a novice or expert at canning, these 30 recipes for canning vegetables is a godsend!
Easy Marinated Mushrooms
Quick, no-fuss with 10 min prep. You can even make these the night before! Perfect for feeding a large crowd, and so irresistible! It’s unbelievably effortless. And it’s meant to be made ahead of time. So you can whip this up the night before and pop it in the fridge to let all the flavors come together.
Via Damn Delicious
Homemade Canned Diced Tomatoes
Know that it takes a lot of tomatoes to make one pint of homemade canned diced tomatoes. Like, 1-2 pounds per can.
Candied jalapeños are pretty much just sweetened pickled jalapeños. Whoa! Spicy and tangy jalapeños that are also sweet? Yum! Candied jalapeños are nice and easy to make. You just need to slice up a bunch of jalapeño chili peppers and simmer them in a combination of vinegar and sugar. Which adds the tanginess from the vinegar and the sweetness from the sugar to the jalapeños. That's it!
Via Closet Cooking
Roasted Corn Salsa
You’ll love the combination of flavors in this salsa, the contrast of the sweet corn against the spicy peppers. Adapted from Macheesmo, from the Food in Jars cookbook by Marisa McClellan.
Via Let’s Dish
Garlicky Pickled Mixed Veggies
A perfect side dish to grilled foods and burgers or by themselves as a quick snack.
Bread and Butter Pickles
Their sweet and tangy crunch are pretty irresistible. If you’re a pickle fan (and you should be), you will enjoy these. They are so simple to make, and how cool would it be to be able to share homemade pickles at a summer barbecue?!
Via Recipe Girl
Pickled Green Onions
This recipe is super simple to make and worth a try if you have some extra green onions sitting around. Or they are on sale at the store. The taste is hardly oniony at all.
Refrigerator Pickled Hot Peppers
You can use any kind of hot pepper for these. Either separately, or mixing the different kinds together. So that you end up with jars of beautiful color.
Here's a great ‘Home Canning' recipe to bottle some of the great priced, Autumn veggies for the winter. But since cauliflower is available year-round, you can also make this just in time for summer barbecues.
Via Lace Crazy
Giardiniera is a variety of pickled garden vegetables and jarred in oil. You can use Giardiniera to liven up any dish but the most notable one where it’s a MUST is the Italian Beef Sandwich. In addition to Italian Beef, giardiniera is commonly added to pizza, salad, eggs or as a side. This version is quick and easy to make, filling a 32 oz. mason jar.
Sweet and Spicy Canned Onion Marmalade
This sweet and spicy onion marmalade goes way beyond preserving the onions through the winter. Adding flavor to meats, seafood, and appetizers. Even though it’s a canning recipe, you don’t actually have to can it – it will keep a couple months in the refrigerator.
Pickled Red Onions
Pickled red onions take less than fifteen minutes to make. The cool part is the amazing, brilliant, pink transformation that takes place. Almost the minute you pour the vinegar/lime pickling solution over the onion slices. Talk about adding a gourmet, festive touch to anything you serve them on or with.
Balsamic Pickled Onions
Pickled onions with cheese are awesome. These pickled onions with St Agur cheese would be perfect! The balsamic onions complement this (or any other blue cheese) very well. And can enhance the flavor. A marriage made in heaven.
Via Lesley’s Kitchen
Spicy Quick Pickled Radishes
These crisp, spicy radish pickles are super easy to make. They can liven up everything from tacos, burgers, salads, toast, sandwiches and more.
Via Cookie + Kate
Canned Green Tomatoes for Frying
Fried green tomatoes would be a tasty, special occasion winter treat. They're handy to have in the pantry for an easy meal or snack.
Killer Spicy Garlic Dill Pickles
A healthy dose of fresh, peeled garlic cloves, a homemade pickling spice recipe, and hot peppers give these dill pickles a seriously delicious kick.
Via Foodie Crush
Canned Corn Relish
This corn relish is super simple and it is so delicious. It is delicious on hamburgers and hot dogs. And is great poured over a brick of cream cheese and eaten with crackers.
Pickled Okra is a wonderful addition to many meals. And pickled okra is not normally slimy. Be sure to select small okra pods for pickled okra – they are nice and tender!
Via Cultured Palate
Canned Dilly Beans
After canning these bad boys, you won’t be able to eat them for a few weeks. You need to wait a bit and let the flavors develop. But don’t worry, they’re worth the wait.
Perfect Pickled Beets
Beautiful old fashioned pickled beets. This has the perfect balance of sugar and vinegar. For the best flavor, allow pickled beets to set for two weeks before eating.
Via Tasty Kitchen
Crisp & Spicy Pickled Green Beans
These pickled beans were perfectly crunchy with just a bit of a bite and that lovely dilly pickle tang. And those red and orange peppers, along with the big whole cloves of garlic, make them look so pretty and festive. Perfect for holiday gift giving!
Easy Cucumber Salad
This salad only takes a few minutes to make and you can store it in your refrigerator for several months. You don't have to put this salad in a mason jar… you can place it straight in a bowl and chill before serving.
Perfect Pickled Jalapeño Peppers
These are super hot and spicy with a bit of zip! Pickled Jalapeño Peppers are perfect for topping hot dogs and hamburgers. Enjoyed as a side, thrown on a homemade pizza… and on and on. Just remember to be careful when slicing these babies. Wear disposable gloves to protect your hands.
Via Frugal Mom Eh!
Easy Pickled Banana Peppers
Banana peppers aren’t hot at all but pickling them gives them a whole other level of flavor. This simple recipe gave the peppers great flavor, but it won’t overwhelm the taste in other dishes.
Via The Country Cook
Canned Green Beans
How to can green beans in a pressure canner. Picking, cleaning, processing, headspace, processing times, and altitude adjustments for safe canning. The cold pack method is preferable as it keeps the beans firmer.
Canning Sweet Potatoes
The method for canning sweet potatoes is very simple. You preserve sweet potatoes in a sweetened syrup that you can control the amount of sugar that goes into it (and you can avoid any corn syrup that you might find in a canned version!). Either way, making them homemade tastes much better than the store-bought variety.
Old-Fashioned Chow Chow Relish
Also known as piccalilli, the chow chow relish is a southern favorite. Best eaten with sausages, hot dogs, and hamburgers!. This is the fool-proof recipe of the old-fashioned chow chow relish.
Canned Fresh Corn
If you are running out of freezer space or just want an alternative to freezer corn. Canning corn is a great way to put up all of that corn you grew this year or stocked up on.
Best Pickled Asparagus
This recipe is FANTASTIC – deliciously spicy! Hence the title: the best pickled asparagus recipe.
Pickled Brussel Sprouts
Brussels sprouts are an under-appreciated vegetable. And pickled is just one of the fine ways to eat them. Find out how easy it is to make pickled Brussels sprouts.
Are you drooling yet? These lovely recipes are just a teaser to a whole new world of canning that’s out there.