Sweet Pickled Green Strawberries

Putting Up with Erin- Sweet Pickled Green StrawberriesPutting Up with Erin- Sweet Pickled Green Strawberries

Holy hell you guys…. I caught my kitchen on fire while pickling!! OK.. before you and my mom freak out, it may have been just a small scrap on the burner and the pickles are fine, but, nonetheless I caught my stove on fire! That’s like a right of passage for canners, right? 🙂

A couple years ago, an old friend suggested that I pickle green strawberries. What? Weird. It never actually came to fruition as I waited too long and said green strawberries became red strawberries… but I never forgot the weird, funky suggestion. Fast forward to this morning when I was working in the yard (my first raised bed garden, btw) when I noticed a hundred tiny, wild, green strawberries just begging to be pickled. Careful not to pick the large, juicy, almost pink ones, I managed to collect several cups full of green berries.

Putting Up with Erin- Sweet Pickled Green Strawberries

With absolutely no clue of texture or flavor, I decided to play it safe and lean on Jane’s Adventures pickled green strawberry recipe. Simple, quick, and minimal ingredients. The only alteration: I substituted white vinegar for rice wine vinegar. Enjoy these pickled green strawberries in a light vinaigrette salad, with cheese and crackers, or a solo right out of the half pint jar.

Putting Up with Erin- Sweet Pickled Green Strawberries

Sweet Pickled Green Strawberries

Yield: 3 half pins


  • 3-1/2 cup green strawberries (stems/leaves removed)
  • 3 cups white vinegar
  • 3 cup white sugar
  • 3 thyme sprigs
  • 3 half star anise pieces


  1. Wash and prepare strawberries.
  2. In a medium sized, non-ionized pot, combine vinegar and sugar. Bring to just a boil.
  3. Meanwhile divide berries, thyme, and anise between 3 half pint jars.
  4. Pour brine mixture over berries leaving approx. 1/4 inch headspace.
  5. Wipe rims. Apply lids and bands (finger tight). Process in a hot water bath for 13 minutes.
  6. Remove jars from canner, let cool for at least 12 hours. Remove bands. Store jars in a cool dry place for at least 1 week before consumption.

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