Pickled Tomatoes



Pickling tomatoes and cucumbers is very well-known in Russia and Ukraine. It’s a great way of preserving tomatoes in a brine and makes it enjoyable during winter months.These pickled tomatoes go well with famous Ukrainian fried potatoes and Uzbek plov. My dearest friend Nellya that lives in Ukraine shared this recipe with me,so the recipe is straight from Ukraine with Ukrainian method of pickling. Sterilizing jars for this recipe is not needed, but you will need a blanket or a thick towel.


Pickled Tomatoes


  • Per 1 quart jar or 1 liter-
  • Tomatoes
  • 1-2 whole onion round
  • 5-6 carrot rounds
  • 3 bell pepper slices
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • one sprig of parsley
  • one sprig of dill
  • 10 black peppercorns.
  • 1.5 heaping tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • water
  • For 3 liter jars-
  • 1.5 tablespoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons sugar


  1. Place onion,carrots,garlic,black peppercorns,dill,parsley,bay leaf on the bottom of the jar.
  2. Place tomatoes in a jar.preferably small, but slice in half or quarters if large.
  3. In a pot or sauce pan bring water to a boil.
  4. Fill jars(with tomatoes)with boiling water and let them sit for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Pour out the water from jars back into the pot and bring it to a boil again.
  6. Add sugar,salt and vinegar to the jar with tomatoes and fill it back with the boiling water that was poured out in to the pot.
  7. Close the lid tightly.Cover a table with blanket or towel, and place the jar upside down. cover it with blanket or a towel.
  8. Keep them covered with a blanket or a towel for 24 hours.
  9. Ready in a week or two.The longer, the better.
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  1. Mmmm…definitely making these ;) thanks for sharing

  2. Nadia,
    Thank you so much for sharing your great recipes with us. I will be making these soon. Thank you again.

  3. What can be a better side dish than pickled tomatoes? Very few dishes can compete with them- loved them as a kid! Never tried to make them myself though, even though my parents were canning pickled tomatoes and cucumbers regularly.

  4. Please advise if its coarse salt or not. Also where and when do we put a pepper slices? Thanks!

    • Delightsofculinaria says:

      You put peppers in the jar with onions, carrots and other ingredients .I used pickling salt. But regular is fine.

  5. Great post Nadia :). This is the first year we canned tomatoes ourselves, they are easier to can then I thought.

  6. Did you used american vineger?russian is 9%

  7. Hi Nadia,
    Do you use regular Mason canning jars?

  8. Can u throw cucumbers inside too?

  9. Will be making these. Always looking for something
    different to preserve o enter in our local show
    In Balmoral vic.Australia.
    Thank you very much .

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