Asian style quick pickled vegetables recipe, just like you are served in Chinese restaurants, these quick pickles are mildly sour and make a nice side for your favorite Asian dishes, to top sandwiches or to be added to rice or veggie salads.
These pickles are so easy and quick to make, no cooking involved, very versatile too! Here I made them simply with cauliflower, carrots and a cucumber but you could add bell peppers, shredded cabbage, a few chilies, etc.
I always make small batches because they must be kept in the refrigerator and have a shelf life of about 15 days. Anyway, as previously said they are quick to make and you can vary the recipe according to the vegetables you have on hand.
These pickles are crunchy, mildly sour, they’re not only delicious as a side with your favorite Asian dishes, they can also be added to a rice or veggie salad, you may top your hamburgers or sandwiches with them.
This recipe makes 3 jars containing 1 1/2 cups each.
I hope you enjoy this recipe and if you do, please leave me a comment and let me know how it went!
2 small carrots, sliced into 1/4 inch (1cm) thick slices
1/2 small cauliflower, cut into florets
1 small cucumber, deseeded and cut into 1/4 inch (1cm) thick slices
1 tbsp salt
1 cup sugar
2 cup water
2 cups rice/wine vinegar 5%
1 tsp mustard seeds
Into a large bowl, add the veggies, sprinkle the salt, toss and set aside for at leat 1 hour
Discard the released water and rinse the veggies thoroughly, pat them dry, distribute the mustard seeds into the jars, arrange the veggies nicely
Into a pitcher, add the water, vinegar and sugar, stir until the sugar is dissolved, fill the jars with the mixture up to 1/2 inch to the top, check that all the veggies are covered
Close the jars and chill for two days before consuming, these pickles will keep for about 2 weeks
Serve them as a side with your favorite Asian dishes, top your burgers or sandwiches with them, add them to salads
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