Quick Pickled Cucumber, Onion and Pineapple

Quick Pickled Cucumber, Onion and Pineapple

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A quick pickle recipe using cucumbers, onions and pineapples. This is a no-wait recipe which means it can be eaten almost immediately. It‘s refreshing and tangy making it a wonderful side dish for rice, noodles and especially BBQ.

Preparation 10 mins

Side

Acar Timun Nanas

Malaysian, Singaporean, Indonesian


Nutrition per Serving

261 kcal
64 g
1 g
7 g

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A quick pickle recipe with cucumbers, onions and pineapples. It is refreshing and tangy making it a wonderful side dish for burgers, BBQ and even rice. In fact, I often have this pickled dish together with rice and curry.

Awesome with rice
Awesome with rice

The juicy bits of pineapples are always my favourite. The balance of sweetness and tartness tones down the spiciness of the curry. When paired with non-spicy dishes, the tanginess blends well with savoury dishes giving them an extra punch of flavour. For extra crunchiness, add some carrots.

Vinegar used in pickle

This pickle is made with just vinegar. The best choice for this pickle is the most commonly found distilled white vinegar. Of course, you can use other types of vinegar. Simply adjust the flavour to your preference.

Can water be added?

Adding water to the pickle will shorten its shelf life. Also, you would not want to dilute the vinegar and reduce the tanginess of the pickle.

Spicy pickle

Chillies will add a delicious spiciness to the pickle giving a nice touch to the bits of pineapple, cucumber and shallots/onions. Use Cayenne chillies for medium heat and opt for Thai chillies (bird eye chillies) for the extra heat. Be careful not to make this too spicy or you will need these tips to get rid of the heat. Omit the chillies if you prefer a non-spicy version.

How long can this pickle be kept?

This pickle is meant to be eaten almost immediately. I normally leave it for 30 minutes in the refrigerator while I prepare the main meal. If you plan to keep this for a longer period, store it in the refrigerator in an air-tight container. It should stay fresh for a week. It will be too sour if left for a longer period of time.

Dishes that go well with this pickle

As mentioned, it goes really well with BBQ and burgers. I love to serve this with rice and a meat dish such as the five spice chicken, chicken briyani, spicy tomato chicken (ayam masak merah) or even beef rendang.

Served with ayam masak merah
Served with ayam masak merah


Ingredients

Servings:  
1 cup
pineapple(s)
1 cup
cucumber(s)
1 cup
shallot(s)
1
chilli peppers (fresh)
1⁄2 tsp
salt
1⁄2 tbsp
sugar
1 1⁄2 cups
white vinegar

Steps to Prepare

Quick Pickled Cucumber, Onion and Pineapple Step 1

Step 1 of 2

    • 1 cup pineapple(s)
    • 1 cup cucumber(s)
    • 1 cup shallot(s)
    • 1 chilli peppers (fresh)

Chop pineapples into cubes. Slice shallots into thin wedges of ca. 1 cm each. Then, slice the cucumber. Optionally, remove its skin and seeds.

Quick Pickled Cucumber, Onion and Pineapple Step 2

Step 2 of 2

    • 1⁄2 tsp salt
    • 1⁄2 tbsp sugar
    • 1 1⁄2 cup white vinegar

In a clean bowl, add salt, sugar and vinegar. Mix well. Once salt and sugar have diluted, add in cucumbers, shallots, pineapple and chillies. Serve immediately or allow it to chill for 30 minutes before serving.

Published: August 8, 2020


3 Discussions

2 months ago

Jackie Brissonnette

If I had some nice 🥭 I Would add some. Lovely n refreshing.

2 months ago

Mira - Community Happiness Manager

That sounds really good. Send us a food snap when you‘ve done it.

2 months ago

Karin Yap

Yummmms 👌

a month ago

Deb

Good..v appetizing! ;)

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