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Spiced Spiralized Courgettes and Red Onion

Super tasty spice & spiralized courgetti...yum!

Suggested jars - 1 x 0.5 Litre Round Kilner® Clip Top Jar or Kilner® 0.5 Litre Preserve Jar


  • 3 courgettes
  • 2 red onions
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • A pinch of dried red chilli flakes

For the Brine

  • 400ml Sarsons Malt Pickling Vinegar
  • 200g white sugar
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds (dry roasted in a frying pan over a medium heat for a few minutes)


Use the Kilner® Spiralizer to create ribbons out of your courgette. Alternatively, trim the ends then using a mandolin slicer, slice the courgettes into 5mm thickness. Peel the onions and again using a mandolin slice the red onion into 2mm rings.

Separate the onion rings and put them into a large bowl along with the courgettes. Sprinkle with salt and mix to coat. Cover with cling film and place in the fridge for about 3 hours.

Meanwhile put the vinegar, sugar, turmeric, mustard seeds and coriander seeds into a Kilner® preserving pan and bring to the boil. Turn the heat down and simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let the brine cool to room temperature. Leave the salt on the courgettes and onions and drain well.

Fill sterilised Kilner® jars with the courgettes and onions. Pour in the brine ensuring you leave 1.5cm headspace. Tap the jars to remove any trapped air.

Wipe the rim of your Kilner® jar and seal. Process your Kilner® jars. Allow to mature for 4 weeks in a cool and dry place.

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