Vegetarian Recipe: Pickled Eggplant Cubes

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Every week on the Good Food Blog we celebrate Meatless Monday by sharing a vegetarian recipe from our archives.

Linda Ziedrich is the author of The Joy of Pickling.  She first shared this recipe for Pickled Eggplant Cubes on September 19, 2009.

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Pickled Eggplant Cubes

3 cups white wine vinegar
2 1/4 lbs slender eggplants, peeled and cut into 3/8 to 1/2 inch cubes
2 Tablespoons crushed garlic
1/3 cup loosely packed small fresh basil leaves
2 tsps pickling salt

1. In a nonreactive saucepan, bring the vinegar to a boil.  Blanch the eggplant in the vinegar for 2 minutes, in three or four batches.  In a bowl, toss the eggplant with the garlic, basil and salt.

2. Pack the eggplant into pint mason jars and pour the boiling vinegar over, leaving 1/2 inch headspace.  Close the jars with two-piece lids.  Process the jars for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath.

3. Store the jars in a cool, dry, dark place for 1 week or longer before eating the eggplant.  After opening a jar, store it in the refrigerator.