We often toss produce before having a chance to enjoy all of the goodness it has to offer. So we love recipes that have a longer shelf life like pickling, jams and preserves. We found a super simple and delicious recipe for pickled yellow crookneck. You can keep these pickled squash slices in your fridge for up to six months. They are perfect for snacking or to add unique flavor to a sandwich.
It’s two-part but don’t get overwhelmed. We promise this is an easy one.
Refrigerator Pickle Brine – Part 1
6 cups water
1 cup white vinegar (can use apple cider, but the flavor will be different)
1/4 cup canning or kosher salt
1/2 cup white sugar
Add all the brine ingredients into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Pour the brine over the veggies (see part two below) in the jar and screw on the lid. Let cool and then refrigerate. Can be refrigerated for up to 6 months.
Yellow Crookneck – Part 2
Slice the crookneck squash into rounds and also slice up onions. Layer the squash and onions into the jar(s) and top with the pickle brine. Let cool and then refrigerate up to 6 months.
Let the pickled concoction sit in your refrigerator for a couple of days prior to eating. This will ensure the squash has absorbed the pickled flavor.