Pickled green tomatoes (fresh from my garden!) are my favorite for dressing up my salads. It adds a unique tangy flavor that you can’t really get with other pickled veggies and makes one really good salad for tomato lovers.

How to Make Pickled Green Tomatoes

  • Boil vinegar mixture. Add water, cider vinegar, honey, ground turmeric, and salt to a saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Prep the ingredients. You’ll need to prep your tomatoes, jalapeno and garlic. Slice your green tomatoes into wedges. Slice up the jalapeno and remove the seeds for less heat. For the garlic, simply peel them and leave them whole.
  • Pack the jar. Pack the tomato wedges, jalapeno, mustard seeds, black peppercorns, and garlic into a jar.
  • Finish it off. Pour the hot vinegar mixture over top of the ingredients in the jar. Seal the jar and allow it to cool completely. Store in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days before serving.

Pickled Green Tomatoes And Mozarella

Pickled Green Tomatoes And Mozarella

How to Make This Pickled Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

To make this salad, you need only to put the components together. It takes no time at all, and the flavors are wonderful together.

  • Combine the olive oil and garlic in a bowl.
  • Arrange the tomato slices and mozzarella slices.
  • Season. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Drizzle with more olive oil. You can also add some balsamic glaze on top.
  • Decorate. Top it with some fresh basil leaves.

Pickled Green Tomatoes And Mozarella

3 Reasons Why Should You Pickle Your Tomatoes

  • It preserves them. Pickling tomatoes works wonders for preserving any of the leftover extras from your garden, and there are so many great ways to use pickled tomatoes too! they’re particularly good when you make salads with them or add them to your hot dogs.
  • They’re full of nutrients. Tomatoes on their own are a well known nutritional powerhouse, providing many great health benefits when eaten, such as reducing your risk of developing certain diseases and improving your eyesight. (1)
  • They contain probiotics. Pickling them in the vinegar mixture gives them even more great benefits though. The fermentation process causes good probiotic bacteria to thrive, which in turn can provide you with numerous great gut health benefits.

Pickled Green Tomatoes And Mozarella

Pickled Green Tomatoes And Mozarella

How Long Do Pickled Tomatoes Keep in the Refrigerator?

While this recipe recommends leaving the tomatoes in the fridge for 2 to 3 days before serving, if you can hold out a little bit longer, you’ll end up with even better results. I find that pickled tomatoes are perfect when they’re kept in the refrigerator for 5 to 7 days before serving.

With that being said, pickled tomatoes prepared like this will last you for quite a while. They can stay good in the refrigerator for months!

Pickled Green Tomatoes And Mozarella

Can I Freeze Pickled Tomatoes?

Definitely! The only thing to keep in mind if you do decide to freeze them is to leave plenty of headspace at the top of the container (about ½-inch should be enough) when pouring the vinegar mix in to leave room for expansion when it freezes.

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Refrigerator Pickled Green Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


For the pickled green tomatoes: 

  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 pound green tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 2 jalapeno, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 tsp mustard seed
  • 2 tsp black peppercorn

The rest of ingredients: 


  • In a saucepan combine the water, vinegar, honey, turmeric and salt. 
  • Bring to a boil over high heat. 
  • In a jar pack the green tomatoes, jalapeno, mustard seeds, black peppercorns and garlic. 
  • Pour the hot vinegar mixture over the green tomatoes. 
  • Put the lid on and leave to cool. 
  • Refrigerate for 2-3 days before serving.
  • To make the salad, in a small bowl combine the olive oil and garlic. 
  • Arrange the tomato wedges and mozzarella slices on a plate. 
  • Season with salt and black pepper to taste. 
  • Drizzle with garlic olive oil and balsamic glaze (if using).
  • Decorate with fresh basil leaves and serve.
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Emma Kelly

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