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Pickle Recipe with no or less salt, please!

cocoagirl Sep 25, 2006 03:11 PM

My husband has high blood pressure and a serious addiction to pickle products- I am not kidding, several jars of pickles or pickled products (peperoncinis) hence the high blood pressure. Does any one have a recipe for pickles that is not high in sodium or come up with a substitute..I know it is unlikely but I need to try.

  1. AnneInMpls Sep 15, 2013 09:40 PM

    Thank you, cocoagirl, for asking this question. I'm in the same boat as your husband (love pickles, need to avoid the salt). And a HUGE thank you to richb9999 for the link to the low-salt quick pickle recipes!

    P.S. If your husband also loves pimento-stuffed green olives (as I do), Musco makes a low-sodium version that I love. I'm so happy that I don't have to give up my martinis and my favorite chicken-and-olives recipe.

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    1. re: AnneInMpls
      fldhkybnva Sep 16, 2013 03:42 PM

      I agree, I'm a pickle fanatic but am awfully salt sensitive or perhaps I just eat too many pickles so I appreciate the recipe posted above.

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      richb9999 Sep 15, 2013 07:45 PM


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        jpr54_1 Sep 16, 2013 06:10 AM


      2. Candy Sep 25, 2006 04:39 PM

        Could you get him interested in Bread and Butter Pickles? They don't use a lot of salt. The cucumbers, onions and peppers are salted and covered with ice for several hours but are packed in a spicy syrup. But then there is the sugar....

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        1. re: Candy
          greygarious Sep 15, 2013 09:01 PM

          I buy b&b pickles but like sweet&sour cucumber salad just as well. I use a mandoline to slice cukes and onions paper-thin, then marinate in white vinegar, Splenda, Trader Joe's (salt-free) 21 Seasoning Salute, and a bit of water. Not much water is needed because the vegetables exude a lot of it. I use no salt at all for this and for other vegetable slaws made with the same marinade. I use very little salt in cooking but would be lost without TJ 21 SS.

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          grapevine Sep 25, 2006 03:18 PM

          You need to have the salt in pickles, it acts as the preservitive.

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          1. re: grapevine
            paulj Sep 15, 2013 09:06 PM

            How about using vinegar (or other acid) and keeping them in the fridge?

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