Pickled Vegetables, a sandwich condiment go-to 1


We’ve talked about wings. They are, after all, the quintessential beer drinking, football watching bar food. And while I have made it perfectly clear I enjoy my rough ‘em tough ‘em, beat ‘em to a pulp moments, I also like seeing the perfect spiral. I love the finesse of footwork. I dig the intelligence of a well-drawn play.

To me, this is what pickled vegetables embody. With a little forethought, you’ll always have that sandwich elevating touch ready to go. Whether it’s for a Super Bowl snack or a mid-day lunch break, these babies will make sure your meal is far from pedestrian.

Pickled Vegetables, a sandwich condiment go-to

1 Jícama root, peeled, and sliced thinly
3 large carrots, peeled and sliced thinly
2 bell pepper, seeded and sliced thinly (I prefer yellow, orange or red)
½ onion, sliced thinly
1 jalapeno, seeded and sliced thinly
½ cup white wine vinegar
½ tsp salt
2 cloves garlic, minced

Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Toss to fully incorporate and marinate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Enjoy as a garnish on a sandwich or use sparingly in a salad for a little kick of acid.

Note: Refrigerate and enjoy for up to one week in a sealed container.


About Mikaela Cowles

I’m a food-gobbling, book-reading, aspiring photog. Born and raised in Seattle, I love dancing in the rain, bouquets of fresh basil and green grass between my toes. I like how kneading butter into flour makes my fingers soft. I’m passionate about all things sweet potato. I prefer my coffee black, my scotch on the rocks and my steak bloody. I hunt, when I have time; play basketball; and hike. I’ve been known to laugh so hard I hyperventilate. And, I’m the owner of Making Language Count, a boutique freelance writing business.


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  • Hannah

    Yes!! I love pickled veggies…what a great combo you have here. They add the perfect pop to sandwiches and elevate salads beautifully. I think I need to pickle some today!