Pickled vegetables are an eastern Mediterranean staple. The traditional brine is salty-sour, usually without sugar, and efforts are made to preserve the crunchiness of the produce.
Choose the best, freshest seasonal produce, picking vegetables that are underripe and firm. Pickle them as soon as you reach home, and your pickles will be crisp and wonderful. The most common combination, usually prepared in the fall, includes green tomatoes that have no chance of ripening, cauliflower f