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Vietnamese Vegetable Pickle Medley Recipe

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Vietnamese Vegetable Pickle

First and foremost, I want to extend a huge thank you to all of you who have been following my culinary journey. Your enthusiasm fuels my passion and encourages me to continue exploring unique and flavorful recipes to share. Today, I’m thrilled to present a dish that embodies both the simplicity and vibrance of traditional Vietnamese cuisine: the Vietnamese Vegetable Pickle Medley. This recipe is not only a joy to prepare but also a colorful addition to any meal!

Ingredients

  • 1 medium carrot, julienned
  • 1 medium cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 small daikon radish, julienned
  • 1 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns

How to Make Vietnamese Vegetable Pickle Medley

  1. Prepare the Vegetables: In a large mixing bowl, toss together the julienned carrot, thinly sliced cucumber, daikon radish, and red bell pepper.
  2. Create the Pickling Solution: In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the vinegar, water, sugar, and salt. Stir continuously until the sugar completely dissolves and the mixture comes to a boil.
  3. Add the Spices: To the boiling vinegar solution, add the thinly sliced garlic, mustard seeds, and black peppercorns. Let these ingredients simmer together for about 2 minutes, releasing their fragrant aromas.
  4. Combine and Cool: Pour the hot vinegar mixture over the prepared vegetables, ensuring they are fully submerged. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.
  5. Jar and Chill: Transfer the vegetables and brine into jars, making sure the vegetables are completely covered by the brine. Seal the jars tightly and refrigerate for at least 24 hours to allow the flavors to meld beautifully.

Vietnamese Vegetable Pickle Helpful Tips

  • Crunch is Key: For the crispest pickles, ensure your vegetables are fresh and firm. Soft vegetables tend to get soggy when pickled.
  • Adjusting Sweetness: Depending on your taste preference, you can adjust the amount of sugar. Less sugar will give you a tangier pickle, while more sugar will soften the vinegar’s sharpness.

Substitutions/Variations

  • Spice it Up: Feel free to add other spices like coriander seeds or a few slices of fresh ginger for an additional flavor twist.
  • Vinegar Varieties: Apple cider vinegar can be a flavorful substitute for white vinegar, offering a slightly fruity tang.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I use other vegetables? Yes! Feel free to add or substitute other vegetables like cauliflower, onions, or green beans.
  • How long can I store the pickled vegetables? When stored in airtight containers and kept refrigerated, your Vietnamese Vegetable Pickle Medley can last for up to a month.

Vietnamese Vegetable Pickle Storage Instructions

Ensure your jars are sealed tightly and stored in the refrigerator. This pickle medley keeps well for up to a month if kept cold and away from direct sunlight.

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I hope this Vietnamese Vegetable Pickle Medley brings a vibrant and crunchy delight to your table. Remember, the world of flavors is vast and wonderfully diverse—never hesitate to explore it! Happy pickling! 🌟

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Vietnamese Vegetable Pickle

Vietnamese Vegetable Pickle Medley Recipe


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  • Author: Emma
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Unleash the vibrant flavors of Vietnam right in your kitchen with this Vietnamese Vegetable Pickle Medley! It’s a simple, quick, and utterly delightful recipe that combines the crisp textures and tangy tastes of fresh vegetables with aromatic spices. Perfect as a refreshing side or a zesty snack!


Ingredients

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  • 1 medium carrot, julienned
  • 1 medium cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 small daikon radish, julienned
  • 1 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns

Instructions

  1. Combine Vegetables: In a large bowl, mix together the carrot, cucumber, daikon, and bell pepper.
  2. Prepare the Brine: In a saucepan, heat the vinegar, water, sugar, and salt over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add Flavor: Stir in the garlic, mustard seeds, and peppercorns. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  4. Pickle: Pour the hot brine over the vegetables. Allow to cool to room temperature, then transfer to jars, ensuring vegetables are submerged.
  5. Chill: Seal jars and refrigerate for at least 24 hours before enjoying.

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Notes

  • Crunch Factor: For the best texture, use the freshest vegetables available.
  • Flavor Twist: Add a slice of ginger or a few sprigs of fresh dill for an extra flavor kick.
  • Serving Suggestion: Serve as a garnish on sandwiches, with grilled meats, or as part of a salad.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Pickling
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 50 kcal
  • Sugar: 12 g
  • Sodium: 1750 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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