Probiotics are important to gut health and can be found in fermented foods. Make these spicy pickled vegetables to aid digestion.

Spicy Pickled Veggies

four 16 oz jars
  • 1 ½ cups cucumber
  • 1 ½ cups green beans
  • 1 ½ cups peppers
  • 3 cups cauliflower
  • 1 ½ cups carrots
  • 1 cup pitted green olives
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon celery seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon fennel seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes* add more for extra spice
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 smashed garlic clove
  • Fresh dill sprigs pack around outside of jar
  • Divide the cauliflower, sliced carrots, cucumber red bell pepper, and olives between the four jars. Fill them to the top.
  • Set a medium pot over high heat. Add the water, vinegar, salt, and agave syrup. Bring to a boil.
  • Stir well, then carefully pour the boiling brine into each jar.
  • Allow the pickled vegetables to cool at room temperature. Then cover with a lid, shake, and refrigerate for 36-48 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per jar:

Susan Bowerman

Susan BowermanM.S., R.D., CSSD, CSOWM, FAND – Sr. Director, Worldwide Nutrition Education and Training

Susan Bowerman is the senior director of Worldwide Nutrition Education and Training at Herbalife. She also serves as the Vice Chair of the Dietetic Advisory Board (DAB). As a registered dietitian, she educates distributors about our global nutrition philosophy and is responsible for developing nutrition education and training materials. Bowerman earned a B.S. in Biology with distinction from the University of Colorado and an M.S. in Food Science and Nutrition from Colorado State University. She is a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and holds two board certifications as a specialist in Sports Dietetics and in Obesity and Weight Management. When she is not busy teaching and writing, Susan enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and gardening. Her favorite Herbalife products include Simply Probiotic and Herbalife Formula 1 Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix Banana Caramel.