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Khmer Pickled Vegetable Salad

I grew up as a missionary kid in Cambodia, and most of my favorite foods have a Southeast Asian background. Locals love eating this pickled salad for breakfast, but I like it as a side for lunch or dinner, especially with chicken satay. —Hannah Heavener, Belton, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min.
  • Makes
    16 servings (3/4 cup each)


  • 2 medium daikon radishes (about 1-1/4 pounds each), peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 cups shredded cabbage (about 1/2 small)
  • 1 large cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cut fresh green beans (2 inch)
  • 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 piece fresh gingerroot (1 inch), thinly sliced
  • 2 Thai chili or serrano peppers, halved lengthwise, seeded if desired
  • 2 cups rice vinegar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


  • Place first 8 ingredients in a large nonreactive bowl. Place vinegar, sugar and salt in a 2-cup or larger glass measure; microwave until warm, 2-3 minutes. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir into vegetables. Refrigerate, covered, at least 1 hour before serving.
  • To serve, sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with a slotted spoon.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 99 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 794mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • chickluvs2cook
    Dec 30, 2018


  • pstephens10
    Sep 27, 2018

    We love this recipe!

  • Ann
    Dec 26, 2017

    This recipe is so delicious. My son lives in Phenom Penh and I was looking for the food I had nearly every morning from a neighbors kitchen/grill when I was visiting. It was served with grilled pork eggs and rice. (Cost 90 cents!) i took it to a family function and they all loved it and they are not what you would call adventurous eaters. Thanks for posting this. I'm making it for myself tonight because I have been craving it ever since.