Pickling has really captured my heart and I want to experiment with it even more! Today I’m taking you to Vietnam and we’re going to make a delicious pickled salad! Yes, you read that right!
Dưa giá is from Vietnam and is actually a topping or a healthy side dish! It goes well with everything: with meat or fish dishes, or even over your noodles or tacos! Trust me, with this recipe you’ll get enough dưa giá to eat with everything! It’s a good thing I made a two liter jar!
It’s healthy, it’s crunchy and easy to make, what more could you want? Now let’s hop into the kitchen!
- 800ml water
- 200 ml white apple cider vinegar
- 150 gr sugar
- tablespoon of salt
- 300 gr bean sprouts
- 2 carrots
- 10 cm ginger
- 1 red bell pepper
- 3 spring onions
Peel and grate the carrots, cut the ginger and bell peppers julienne and slice the spring onions, making sure to use the green part too! Bring the water to a boil in a large saucepan. It’s okay if it evaporates a little. Remove the pan from the heat and mix the apple cider vinegar, sugar and salt together in the water until completely dissolved and slightly cooled.
Place the vegetables in a large jar with a tight seal or a vacuum-sealed preserving jar and pour the water mixture over it. It may not fit completely at first, but if you wait a while, the contents of the jar will start to shrink! Close the jar tightly once the contents have cooled completely. Leave it out of the fridge for half a day and then put it in the fridge.
You can of course eat it right away, but it tastes better if you leave it for a few days!
Voilà, a delicious new pickling recipe!
My French grandmother gave me an appreciation for Vietnamese cuisine. Actually I love all Asian dishes, except really some meat or fish dishes. When it comes to noodles, summer rolls and soy sauce, I’m there!
I myself am very fond of bean sprouts, so I now cook and experiment with them a lot. This pickling recipe gives me lots of ideas. That’s why cooking and discovery are so much fun! You never stop learning in the kitchen and every recipe and every invention leads to something new!
And on this note, I wish you a happy Wednesday!