You do not need special pickling cucumbers to make this treat. I used 6 large slicing cucumbers, and they were great. Use them on sandwiches or with veggie burgers!
Farmers' Markets often carry the pickling cucumbers, and they are inexpensive. This old-fashioned pickle recipe produces sweet and sour, crunchy pickles. It's just the thing for those hot summer suppers and picnics...and it's easy to make!
We have an opuntia cactus (prickly pear) plant in the garden, and we harvest the pads (nopales) to make this pickled dish. You can buy pre-trimmed, cut nopal in many supermarkets if you do not have access to the fresh variety. This is a spicy condiment that goes great with burritos or other Mexican dishes. It is also wonderful on veggie burgers.
This is a chunky jam that is so much more flavorful than anything you can buy in the store. It will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. Use it on yogurt, in sandwiches, and on your morning toast.
Makes about 5 cups.
Makes about 3 pints of jam.
Makes 1 quart.
Makes 2 cups.
Makes 6-7 pints.