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Russian Pickled Tomatoes

What you need: 

6 medium tomatoes, quartered
1 stalk celery, chopped
5 or 6 carrots, cut into 3" chunks
3 to 5 cloves garlic
1 bunch fresh dill
1 tablespoon caraway seeds
1 tablespoon sea salt

What you do: 

You will need a 1 quart (or a 1 liter) glass mason jar. For jars that are slightly bigger or smaller, adjust the ingredient quantities accordingly.
1) Place all the ingredients except the sea salt into the jar. The jar should be full, so add or remove part or all of a tomato if necessary. Fill the jar with filtered water to the top. Then, while holding the lid over the mouth of the jar to prevent the vegetables from falling out, pour the water into a bowl.
2) Add the sea salt to the water and stir until the salt is dissolved. Pour the salted water back into the jar and cover it loosely. Let stand for 2 to 3 days. Once a day, tighten the lid and turn the jar upside down for a few seconds, then set it back down, loosen the lid and let stand until the next day. After two days, taste to see if you like it. If you find it’s a bit bland for your taste, let it stand for another day. Then refrigerate and enjoy.
This will keep for approximately 2 months refrigerated.
Source of recipe: "This is an old favorite from my motherland. These raw, cultured vegetables can be a good addition to your menu since the enzymes in cultured vegetables help digest other foods eaten with them. And best of all, no cooking or canning required!"

Preparation Time: 
30 minutes
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