Dear Claire And Eden,
When your dad and I first moved to Sorrento Valley, we would travel to Mira Mar Road every Friday night for Vietnamese food. The Asian restaurants along Mira Mar are some of the best I’ve tried. I fell in love with pickled vegetables when I ate my first Bahn Mi sandwich. I now keep a jar in my refrigerator for snacking. Once in a while, I grind the jar of pickled veggies in a food processor to make a tasty spread on any deli sandwich. Claire, you know how we love a good cheese board. Serve pickled vegetables as part of an appetizer spread with fresh tomatoes, olives, flatbread, and hummus or baba ghanoush. They are also tasty alongside grilled meats So many possibilities!
Experiment with your favorites I like carrots, cauliflower, red and yellow pepper, purple onion, pearl onions and jalapeño slices. I use the refrigerator method, but if you have a large garden, you might want process them using a traditional canning method. I have also substituted half of the sugar for monk fruit if you want to cut back on sugar consumption.
This recipe makes 1 quart.