Pretty pickled veg

Pretty pickled veg

Pretty pickled veg

Makes 2 x 1-litre jars
DifficultyNot too tricky
Nutrition per serving
  • Calories 86 4%
  • Fat 0.2g 0%
  • Saturates 0g 0%
  • Sugars 2g 2%
  • Salt 0.1g 2%
  • Protein 0.8g 2%
  • Carbs 3.1g 1%
  • Fibre 0.7g -
Of an adult's reference intake
Recipe From

Together

By Jamie Oliver
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Ingredients

  • 1.2 kg crunchy veg, such as fennel, carrots, celery, radishes, cauliflower, candied beets
  • 4 fresh bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 2 fresh mixed-colour chillies
  • 350 ml cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon runny honey
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Recipe From

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By Jamie Oliver
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Method

This works great as a stand-alone recipe, but also as a component in Jamie’s Picnic Love from Together – see the full collection of menus here.

GET AHEAD It’s nice to make this a few days ahead. Get a large pan of boiling salted water on the go. Prep your veg, trimming as appropriate, then chop into bite-sized pieces that’ll be a pleasure to eat, and boil for 4 minutes exactly.

Meanwhile, put the bay leaves, mustard seeds and peppercorns into a large bowl with 1 tablespoon of sea salt. Roughly slice and add the chillies, then cover with the vinegar. Add 500ml of hot liquor from the pan, then use a slotted spoon to add the veg to the bowl. Add the honey, stir well, topping up with more hot liquor to cover the veg, if needed, then sit a plate on top to keep the veg submerged. Leave to cool, then store in the fridge overnight.

The next day, divide the veg and liquor between airtight jars – I usually go for 2 x 1-litre jars, but you can absolutely use a few smaller jars, if you prefer. Seal them up, and store in the fridge until ready for your picnic, where they’ll keep really well for 2 to 3 weeks. Perfect paired with good cheese and crackers, mixed into salads, added to sandwiches, or just enjoyed on their own.
Recipe From

Together

By Jamie Oliver