Preserve your end of summer peaches with antioxidant rich curry spice blend. Curry is full of immune boosting spices like turmeric, ginger, cumin, coriander, and fenugreek. Mix the curry with apple cider vinegar and you just turned your preserve into super food peaches!
Try topping pickled peaches on salads. You can mix them into pasta salad, chicken salad, or as a side dish with fish. Add some goat cheese, feta, or blue cheese. If you want to stay plant based, then try pickled peaches on this Avocado Quinoa Mango Salad. Just swap out peaches for the mango.
Pickled peaches would also be a nice substitute for pears in this Pear Cucumber Salsa. Versitille recipes that can be made in under 15 minutes!
Here’s another idea, try adding just fresh ginger instead of curry to the pickling marinade.
It’s all about creating new inticing dishes from old ones. Save money and waste less food. I found many uses for my local peaches like this Ginger Turmeric Peach Smoothie. You can also freeze peaches in these reusable zip-lock bags for smoothies in the fall!
The pickled peaches should last up to 3 months in the fridge. If you want to see how easy it is to preserve other seasonal produce, take a look at How To Ferment Vegetables At Your Sustainable Table. This introduces lacto-fermentation. Cabbage is used as the main lacto-fermenter here. You can ferment just about anything! Apple cider vinegar is already lacto-fermented and the flavor infuses nicely in the peaches.
Why use apple cider vinegar instead of distilled white vinegar?
Modern processed foods that are pickled could not be massed produced quick enough with traditional fermentation created by lactic acid bacteria. This nutrient dense process was replaced by distilled acetic-acid vinegar that can be best described as a “killing and embalming” process which kills microbes good or bad. That is why distilled vinegar is so great to clean with!! It so easy to make your own natural DIY house hold cleaner with white vinegar.
But if you want probiotic rich LIVING FOOD make sure you get unpasteurized, raw, organic apple cider vinegar.
This fills one mason jar. This is not traditional canning, just simple marinating shall we say. You can even recycle old condiment glass jars. Just make sure the jar and lid is thoroughly washed.
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup filtered water
1/2 tablespoon curry powder (or 1/2 tablespoon fresh ginger)
1/4 cup honey or coconut sugar, or 1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
If you are adding honey or any type of granulated sweetener, heat a bit of water on the stove and stir in sweetener.
If you would like a bit more sweetness to your peaches, you can always add more sweetener. But if you want less sugar (of any kind) in your diet or you want to conserve your sweetener, you can always add a little drizzle on top of your peaches when they are done marinating, which should be 1-2 days!
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