A jar of Refrigerator Pickled Zucchini ready to eat.

Refrigerator Pickled Zucchini Recipe

Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: quick pickles
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 13 kcal
Author: Homemade & Yummy

Zucchini sliced into ribbons, with the help of some brine make the most delicious Refrigerator Pickled Zucchini you have ever tasted. Super easy, even a novice can make pickles in no time.



  • 25 ounces zucchini (sliced into ribbons)
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt

For the Brine:

  • 1 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp pickling spice


Prepare The Jars:

  1. Wash jars and lids with hot soapy water and rinse well.

  2. You can also then pour boiling water into the jars to ensure all the soup is out.

  3. Let air dry, or dry with a cloth.

To Prepare The Zucchini:

  1. Wash and dry zucchini.

  2. Slice into ribbons.

  3. Place in a colander, sprinkle with salt, mix with your hands to distribute.  

  4. Let sit for 10-15 minutes to drain excess liquid.

  5. DO NOT RINSE (that is why I did not add salt to the brine).

  6. Place zucchini ribbons in a kitchen towel, and squeeze to drain the liquid.

  7. Pack tightly into jars, leaving a bit of room at the top.

To Make The Brine:

  1. Combine vinegar, water, sugar and pickling spice into a small pot.

  2. Bring to a boil, and boil for about 2 minutes (to dissolve the sugar).

  3. Remove from heat, and let cool for a couple of minutes.

  4. Pour over the zucchini ribbons in the jar. (I used a knife to move the zucchini a bit so the brine could get all the way down and around the zucchini.)

  5. Be sure to add some of the pickling spice throughout the jar.

  6. Tap the jar slightly to release any air bubbles. You will likely be able to add a bit more brine to the jar at this point.

  7. Tightly seal.

  8. Let cool to room temperature, then place in the refrigerator.

  9. Let sit in the fridge for at least 48 hours (the longer the better).

  10. ENJOY!

Recipe Notes

You will likely end up with more brine than you will need.

This recipe made 1 jar!

Nutrition Facts
Refrigerator Pickled Zucchini Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 13
% Daily Value*
Sodium 119mg 5%
Potassium 92mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Sugars 2g
Vitamin A 1.4%
Vitamin C 7.8%
Calcium 0.7%
Iron 0.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.