The author and cook, Heather

Assorted Squash Pickle Salad

Deep Run Roots

This summer, I have finally been able to grow summer squash successfully. I have tried several times in the past, but have never been able to actually harvest any squash. All of the jokes about how prolific the plants are just made me sad. I made it my mission to grow them this year, and I succeeded! And now, I have a ton of squash to use up. This recipe helped with that, at least a bit.

These quick pickles using squash instead of cucumbers are great. They're a little sweet, a little sour, and will last a long time in the fridge! They're not for canning, since the heat would probably make them mushy (and they haven't been tested for safety in any case), but if you have the refrigerator space, this can extend your enjoyment of the summer squash season for a bit.

I have not been able to find this recipe online anywhere, but quick pickles are pretty forgiving. A little more of this, a little less of that, it doesn't matter greatly and you can adjust this to suit your own tastes.