Pickled Tomatoes

green tomatoes
What do you do with the tomatoes that drop to the ground while still green? If they are large enough, you can put them in a windowsill or a paper bag and hope they ripen properly. Or you can make fermented tomatoes – a tasty, healthy treat.


  • 1 tsp. sea salt (approx.)
  • 2-3 tomatoes, cut into wedges (the fermentation went quicker when I cut the tomatoes)
  • 2 – 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 tsp. pickling spice: mine has pepper, dill, mustard seeds
  • Optional: dill seed from homegrown dill

Put all the ingredients in a jar. Cover with water. Cover the jar with a cloth and a rubber band.
pickling tomatoes
Does my jar look a bit like Laurence of Arabia? Let the pickles sit for about a week, maybe less if it’s very warm. Be sure to check it every day. When it begins to form a little foam on top, it is fermenting. That’s when I usually cover it with the jar lid and put it in the refrigerator.

If you try this, please let me know. It’s even easier than pickling cucumbers.

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