Courgettes for the winter: original and traditional recipes

When asked which of the vegetables is the easiest and most versatile, the majority will answer without hesitation: zucchini.

This answer will be partly correct..

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The versatility of the vegetable garden squash is proven by time and practice: fritters are baked from it, fried in rings, preserved in various interpretations, and even boiled jam (very tasty and original).

But as far as the simplicity of a vegetable is concerned, it only seems obvious at first glance: this vegetable tends to acquire the taste, color and appearance that you give it.

In one case, he is very much like milk mushrooms, in the other – like pineapple, in the third – he “pretends” to be a cucumber..

Non-standard methods of canning this affordable and popular vegetable – weight.

Here are just some of the recipes for squash for the winter, on the basis of which you can cook your branded “squash” method.

But do not forget that the traditional methods, well-known to our mothers, give an excellent product in taste and quality, a long-lasting product..

Recipes blanks – ordinary yummy!

Squash Lecho
Zucchini на зиму: оригинальные и традиционные рецепты
Ingredients amount
zucchini, peeled and diced 3 kg
medium-sized garlic head
Sweet pepper) 6 items
pepper (bitter) 1 piece
tomato juice 1 cup
vinegar 1 cup
sugar 1 cup
salt- 2 tbsp. l.
Time for preparing: 60 minutes Calories per 100 grams: 26 Kcal

This recipe for canning zucchini for the winter, in particular lecho, does not require much effort, all its technology is very simple.

Peppers of both kinds and chop the garlic to a state of gruel.

Into the mixture, pour the tomato juice, salt and cook for 10 minutes, adding sugar and vinegar.

Add the zucchini last in the mass and keep the lechos on the fire until they are completely ready (approximately twenty minutes).

Banks for lecho should be steamed, roll up the billet hot.



  • zucchini – how much will you collect;
  • spices: peppers – sweet and peas, bay leaf (required!), fresh or dried dill.

Brine: 1 tbsp. salt and 2 tbsp. l sugar per liter of water.

The bottom of a half-liter glass bottle is covered with spices and filled with squash rings (ring thickness 1 cm), it is advisable to put 1-2 sprigs of dill on top, or you can do without it, but the key to this recipe is not only the crispness of the fruits, but also their fragrant.

Crunchy кольца в банкахThe contents of the cans first pour boiling water, wrap and hold for three minutes.

Drain, boil again and hold for 6 minutes..

The third time to drain, add the necessary ingredients for the brine, and while it will boil, do not forget to add a tablespoon of vinegar to each of the cans.

After pouring the brine jars roll up and left upside down for a day.

Squash “Mint”

For 6 pieces of small young zucchini take:

  • 2-3 cloves of garlic;
  • 3-4 sprigs of mint;
  • 1 chili;
  • 150 g of wine vinegar and olive oil (it is possible to take refined sunflower, as long as the aroma is not felt);
  • salt – to taste.

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Fry zucchini sliced ​​into thin rings or large cubes until light golden.

In a separate bowl, crush the garlic and combine with finely chopped chili.

The resulting spicy seasoning mixed with zucchini, add chopped mint, packaged in cans (pre-sterilized).

Boiling vinegar used as a pouring.

This type of billet can be consumed the next day – the zucchini will very quickly absorb the aroma of spices and acquire an unmatched taste..

Of course, it is not necessary to put mint in jars, because not everyone loves her.

“Pickled fast food”

For the preparation of marinated zucchini for the winter prescription will need the following components: a pound of zucchini and half a teaspoon of salt.


  • 100 g of olive or refined sunflower oil;
  • 2 tsp. honey;
  • 3 tbsp. l vinegar;
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic;
  • ground black pepper;
  • greens (fresh or dry) – basil, dill, parsley, tarragon, cilantro.

Cut the skin from the washed courgettes (leave the rind on young vegetables), cut into very thin slices so that they “shine, salt.

Now they need to give half an hour of rest to juice and take marinade..

Squeezed garlic, vegetable oil and honey combine (it is desirable to take liquid honey or melt thickish).

In the marinade add vinegar, pepper and the most crushed herbs.

For lovers of “spicy” tomato variant, the enrichment of pouring with 1-2 spoons of tomato paste or ketchup with paprika is allowed.

Liquid, which was formed in a bowl with vegetables, safely pour and pour them with marinade.

This recipe is universal – you can eat a snack in a day, or leave it in reserve for the winter.

In the second embodiment, the product should be placed in steamed jars, tightly closed with nylon or glass lids..

Another recipe for marinating, and very fast, see the video:

Appetizer “Italiano”

For this exquisite recipe for the preparation of zucchini for the winter will require the following components:

  • zucchini – 1 kg;
  • ripe tomatoes – 1 kg;
  • onions – 2-3 pcs. large;
  • 1-3 sweet pepper large;
  • garlic – 2-3 cloves;
  • refined vegetable oil – 2-3 tbsp. l .;
  • hot pepper – 1-2 g .;
  • Table vinegar – 2-3 tbsp. l.

Exquisite закуска к столу по-итальянскиThe order of cutting: zucchini – rings, tomatoes – slices, onions – rings, pepper – narrow strips, garlic – very fine.

Vegetables mix, sprinkle with oil, simmer until noticeable softness.

At the end of the stewing process, salt, seasonings and vinegar are not too late to add, even turning off the burner – under the lid the vegetables will reach and the vinegar will not have time to evaporate.

Mix the mixture into sterilized (steamed) jars and sterilize at 950 .

Zucchini compote with cherry plum


  • cherry plum, zucchini – how much will you collect;
  • fill: per liter of water – 200 g of sugar.

Take ripe vegetables, removing seeds and peel from them, cut into even cubes.

Prepare the jars, fill them in half with cherry plum, and the remaining space – with zucchini.

Fill with hot syrup, wrap and leave until completely cool..

Then drain the syrup and repeat the pouring procedure..

Rolled up banks to turn, properly wrap, so that compote will self-sterilize.

In winter, you get the original drink with the taste of pineapple.

Pickling сала в домашних условияхYou can quickly organize a snack if you have lard in the fridge. It makes great sandwiches. If you do not have this product, you can prepare it yourself. It’s very easy, see for yourself! The main methods of salting salo at home.

Would you like to fry potatoes? This simple dish can be prepared in various ways, which are described by our cooks here..

Find out in the article what bran is, what types they are, how we can be useful for improving health and who can eat them and who should not.

Practical recommendations

  1. For cooking zucchini preparations for the winter in all recipes, it is better to use young, not very long and thin vegetables..
  2. For caviar cooking – on the contrary – take ripe vegetables, large size..
  3. Using the inexpressive taste of a vegetable, you can give it bright peculiar shades, boldly using various spices and spices..

Do not think that zucchini is the most boring vegetable in the garden.

If you put in the preparation of blanks not only the soul, but also fantasy, they will delight your family with their originality and piquancy.

We did not find in our article a recipe for famous squash caviar?

So here he is, such a beloved and simply amazing: