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Pickle Recipe with no or less salt, please!

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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.

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

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    1. re: grapevine

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

    2. 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

        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.

        1. 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

            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.