Instant Sephardic Pickle of Mixed Vegetables

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Appears in
The Complete Guide to Traditional Jewish Cooking

By Marlena Spieler

Published 2016

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Fresh, crisp vegetables, brined and spiced, make this favourite Sephardic relish, or pickle. The turmeric gives it a golden hue, as well as warmth of flavour. It is delicious – some say irreplaceable – with Falafel.


  • ½ cauliflower head, cut into florets
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 celery sticks, thinly sliced


  1. Toss the cauliflower, carrots, celery, cabbage, beans, garlic, chillies and ginger, and season with salt. Leave to stand in a colander for 4 hours.

  2. Transfer the salted vegetables to a bowl and add the turmeric, vinegar, sugar to taste