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With a rich meal, Adam Perry Lang likes serving crisp, tangy vegetables to lighten things up. He marinates them for a couple of days in a mix of vinegar, sugar and guajillo chiles for a hint of spice. The vegetables can be served as a starter or alongside the main course. More Pickled Vegetables

April 2008

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Credit: © Lucy Schaeffer

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total:
45 mins
Yield:
10
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large, deep, nonreactive bowl or heatproof glass jar, combine the cauliflower, carrots, fennel, red bell pepper, zucchini and beans.

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  • In a medium heatproof bowl, cover the chiles with boiling water and let stand until softened, about 10 minutes. Drain the chiles and transfer to a large saucepan. Add the cider vinegar, white wine vinegar, sugar, salt, coriander, peppercorns, ginger, bay leaf and garlic. Add 3 cups of water and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar.

  • Pour the hot liquid over the vegetables and cover with a plate to keep the vegetables submerged. Let cool to room temperature, then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 to 3 days.

  • Drain the vegetables and transfer to a large platter. Drizzle with olive oil, garnish with the parsley and chives and serve.

Make Ahead

The drained vegetables can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.

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