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Quick Pickled Green Tomatoes

by Emily Meyer

These Quick Pickled Green Tomatoes are gluten free, dairy free, soy free, egg free, nut free, and vegan.

Quick Pickled Green Tomatoes are so easy to make. It’s a great way to use those beautiful green tomatoes that you’ll find at your farmer’s market this spring and summer. If pickling freaks you out, this is the perfect fuzz-free recipe for you. If you are anything like me, the idea of canning things causes panic. I really want to try it someday, but for some reason I avoid it. Lucky for us we can keep avoiding canning with this quick pickled green tomatoes recipe. No canning, no fuzz, no long wait.

easy quick pickled green tomatoes

What Kind of Tomatoes to Pickle

Let me clear the air real quick. These tomatoes aren’t completely green. I know.  They are yellow/orange. I could not decide how I wanted to use my green tomatos and as I waited, time kept moving, and the tomatoes kept ripening. But, whether your tomatoes are bright green or a deeper orange, you can still make these quick pickled green tomatoes. Color does not matter quite as much as how ripe they are. If they are still tough then you can use them. If you really want you could probably even do it with a ripe red tomato, it just might get a little bit mushy during the pickling process.

Let me know in the comments what type of tomatoes you chose to use and how they turned out!

easy pickled tomato

Himalayan Salt

If you are new to the health food scene, Himalayan salt (also known as pink salt) is a much more natural and pure salt. This may seem weird, but common table salt has actually been treated with dyes and refined so much that it loses the minerals that our body needs. Where as Himalayan salt is generally very pure and still contains over 84 minerals and trace elements that our body needs.


  1. Improves respitory problems
  2. Balances body’s PH
  3. Natural digestive aid
  4. Air purifier
  5. Better sleep inducer

To find out more of the benefits of Himalayan salt check out the great article by Dr. Axe.

I understand that Himalayan salt is more expensive and to be honest I don’t use it all the time. But for a recipe like this that is very heavy in salt, I highly suggest using it. If you keep a bag of Himalayan salt around for an occasional recipe here and there, you definitely won’t break the bank.

You can purchase Himalayan salt at a great price on Amazon.


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Quick Pickled Green Tomatoes

These quick pickled green tomatoes are so easy and so flavorful. No need to mess around with canning. Healthy and tasty using Himalayan pink salt. Great as an appetizer, salad topper, or just a snack.
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 54kcal
Author: Emily Meyer | Eat or Drink
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  • Remove stem from your green tomatoes and slice into 1-inch wide pieces.
  • Put green tomatoes and all other ingredients except for water into a jar that you can close tight with a lid.
  • Once all other ingredients are added, pour in filtered water until tomatoes are completely covered. Adjust the amount of water based on the size of your jar. You need enough water to cover the tomatoes.
  • Cover your jar with plastic wrap first then tightly screw on your lid. Cover with another piece of plastic wrap and put a rubber band around to ensure no air can get in. It might seem a bit excessive but I find this method works best. It also ensures liquid won't spill out.
  • Shake VERY well for several minutes to combine all ingredients and dissolve the salt in water.
  • Refrigerate for 3 days before testing. The longer you refrigerate the sourer they get. If you taste them and want them to sit longer just cover again before putting them back in the fridge.


Picking a Jar
I used a large mason jar. If you don't want to buy a new jar just save the glass jars from pasta sauces and clean them out.
How to Eat
These quick pickled green tomatoes would go great on top of salads, on a cheese and cracker platter as an appetizer, sliced and mixed in with a pasta salad, or just alone as a snack.


Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Sodium: 1755mg | Potassium: 102mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 7.2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.7mg





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