Pickled Vegetable-Seafood Salad Recipe

Pickled Vegetable-Seafood Salad Recipe

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How To Make Pickled Vegetable-Seafood Salad

Have your fill of this crisp and flavorful vegetable-seafood salad, made with crunchy veggies, with heat from Thai chiles, for a unique and tasty meal!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Stand Time: 5 minutes
Total: 55 minutes



  • 4large celery ribs
  • 2large carrots
  • 2tspkosher salt
  • 1tbspsugar,plus an additional 2 tbsp
  • 1tbspwhite vinegar,plus an additional 1 tbsp
  • 2large cucumbers
  • ½lbmedium shrimp
  • 2large garlic cloves
  • 2red Thai chilis,or 1 medium jalapeño
  • ¼cupAsian fish sauce
  • 2tbsplime juice,fresh
  • 2tbspwater
  • ½cupsalted peanuts,roasted


  1. In a medium bowl, toss the celery and carrots with 1 teaspoon each of salt and sugar.

  2. Add the vinegar and gently squeeze the vegetables with the hands to work in the seasonings. Let stand for 5 minutes.

  3. In another bowl, toss the cucumbers with the remaining 1 teaspoon of salt; work the salt into the cucumbers. Let stand for 5 minutes.

  4. Rinse the celery, carrots, and cucumbers under cold water and squeeze dry. Transfer the vegetables to a large bowl.

  5. In a medium saucepan of boiling salted water, cook the shrimp for about 1 minute just until pink and curled. With a slotted spoon, transfer the shrimp to the bowl with the vegetables.

  6. Add the squid to the water and cook for about 1 minute until opaque. Transfer to the bowl.

  7. In a mortar, pound the garlic to a paste with the chilis, and the remaining 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Stir in the fish sauce, lime juice, and water.

  8. Add the dressing to the bowl and toss well.

  9. Sprinkle the peanuts over the salad and serve. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

 Make-Ahead: The squeezed vegetables, cooked seafood, and the dressing can be refrigerated separately overnight.


  • Calories: 145.61kcal
  • Fat: 6.67g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.10g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.27g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.40g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.50g
  • Fiber: 2.86g
  • Sugar: 6.55g
  • Protein: 9.98g
  • Cholesterol: 47.63mg
  • Sodium: 1252.04mg
  • Calcium: 74.21mg
  • Potassium: 484.35mg
  • Iron: 0.84mg
  • Vitamin A: 234.70µg
  • Vitamin C: 8.29mg
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