PICKLED CUCUMBER AND GREEN PEPPER

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Prepare time : 1 hour

Level : Easy

Serve : More 12

Making  Pickle  is easy and joyful , natural , healthy , pure .

INGREDIENTS :

1500 gr.-2000 gr. cucumber , fresh crispy , washed and drained

350 -400 gr. fresh green hot  pepper

1 kg. carrot , washed and chopped

1  cup sea salt or pickling salt – not table salt

1 cup vinegar

1/3 cup dried chick-pea

1 tsp  red pepper flakes

10- 15 cloves garlic , peeled

1/2 bunch dill ,( Optional )

3 liter water

A big jar for 5  liter

DIRECTIONS :

Bring to boil the water and remove from the heat . Add the salt , stir until dissolve the salt  and  let cool, set aside .

Place  some cucumber on bottom of a big clean jar . Add fresh green  pepper  carrot , the garlic ,   the red pepper , then place  the remaining cucumber over the pepper and carrot .  Pour the vinegar  and water in the jar . Press the cucumbers down .Cover the lids over the jar, tightly . Let the jar cool to room temperature .

Vegetables soaked in a brine solution for 4- 6 weeks , the color of the vegetables changes  from bright green to pale green . Check the jar every week to ensure that the cucumbers  remaining submerged in the brine   and check  taste , if it is reduced salt , add  1-2 tbsp sea salt  .After 4 – 6 weeks  taste  a small of the cucumber  and deciding , it  is done , serve it .

Bon appetite !

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