Zucchini chive pickles are an incredibly easy and super delicious snack that you can keep in your refrigerator for weeks! Make once and eat anytime with wraps, sandwiches, burgers , these refrigerator zucchini chive pickles are amazing with everything.
I am starting a healthier life style and I want you to be a part of it too. Over the years, somewhere between work and managing home, cooking and blogging about food I lost my former self, physically. I started feeling tired quickly, I hated to even walk 500 metres and simply had no physical activity during the day. Our current work environment is such that it doesn’t allow a lot of physical activities. Days are spent in front of a laptop or attending con calls with the clients. Even when you get home, its already late and you have a million things to do at home, so much so in fact that you feel like taking 15 mins for yourself to sip a cup of coffee in pace as a luxury. So then who had the time to exercise?? Doesn’t that take a lot of time?? It does! But you know what, I got a wake up call when I started feeling really tired and down. It isn’t like me at all and I realised much of the lethargy I was feeling came from my lifestyle. Motivation : My daughter D who loves it when I play with her or walk with her as she rides her bike all around our beautiful campus.
So, I am finally on the exercise wagon, religiously doing my Surya Namaskars and running on the treadmill at home. But that isn’t enough if you don’t match it with healthy food.
Hence this series of healthy recipes you will see on the blog from now on. In fact, I have a separate category called healthy living and 30 minute meals under the Food Menu. My current favorites are the Thai Noodle soup, Padthai Shrimp Salad Bowl with sesame dressing and this Vegan Buddha Bowl. Check it out for some inspiration!
As Indians pickles or achaar go hand in hand with so many of our meals. I will confess, I am addicted to the homemade hing sarson wali aam ka achaar my mom in law sends me. But you know what? Those pickles that you probably have with every paratha or subji are actually silent killers! Loaded with masala, swimming in oil and sitting in a vat of salt, those pickles/achaar are a coronary arrest waiting to happen.
As an alternative to the achaar/ pickles, I made these extremely delicious and low fat zucchini chive pickles. No wonder, especially since you can find zucchini everywhere right now! Wherever you look, the vegetable markets are teeming with yellow and green zucchini. Whats a better way to save some for future than turning it into delicious pickles!? As great as zucchini are as simple roasted side dishes, tossed into padthai or noodles, turned into lasagna, I wanted to try something a little different and so I went searching for some ideas and stumbled upon a recipe for zucchini pickles on Pinterest. This was just perfect since it called for a recipe of refrigerator pickles which means they are quick, easy and incredibly tasty.
These zucchini chive pickles are my take on a healthier version of pickled vegetables that taste just as good.
Crunchy, tangy, sweet with a subtle hint of heat from the jalapeno` and red chili flakes, these pickles are great with burgers, sandwiches and even as a quick topping on cold sesame noodles!
That’s not all. A few of my fellow blogger friends have some amazing pickle recipes that I cant wait to make over the weekend and add to my refrigerator pickle repertoire! Take a look at these.
- Homemade refrigerator pickles from Take two tapas
- Bread Butter refrigerator pickles from Howtothisandthat
- Balsamic beet pickle from The flavor bender
- Pickled red onion from Syrup and biscuits
What are you waiting for? Its time to change and adopt a healthier lifestyle along with a better eating habit. Ergo: Out with the achaar, in with the refrigerator zucchini chive pickles! promise you will love it!
Disclaimer: This recipe has been loosely adapted from the beautiful recipe of Brown eyed baker