Vegetable pickle

A jar of this pickle is a popular and colourful gift.


Makes 2-3 jars

2 cups white vinegar
2 cups white sugar
2 onions, peeled and chopped
1 red capsicum, deseeded and diced
½ cauliflower, sliced into small florets
150g green beans, sliced into 5 cm pieces
1 tsp mustard powder
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp cornflour, mixed to a paste with a little water (optional)


Place vinegar and sugar in a heavy-based saucepan and bring to the boil.
Add onions, capsicum, and cauliflower and simmer for about 10 minutes.
Add beans, mustard powder, turmeric and salt, stir and simmer for a further 5 minutes.
The mixture may be thickened with cornflour mixed with a little water. Add the paste to the simmering mixture and stir gently until clear.
Pour into clean dry jars and seal. Store in the refrigerator.