Quick–Pickled Summer Vegetable Salad

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as side or starter
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Vegetarian Kitchen

By Prue Leith and Peta Leith

Published 2019

  • About

Pickles are often thought of as vinegary, but this very fashionable, modern method means the vegetables are pickled so briefly that they retain all their crunch and vibrancy, picking up a mild little zing from the pickling liquor. It’s good as a starter with a little crumbled feta or goat’s cheese on top.


  • 55 ml vegan white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • ¼ tsp


  1. In a small pan, combine 40 ml water with the vinegar, caster sugar, mustard seeds, ginger and peppercorns. Bring to the boil, then remove from the heat and allow to cool a little. Strain the liquid once cooled and discard the flavourings.
  2. On a mandoline, or using a