QUICK VEGETABLE PICKLES
Serves 4-6 cups
3-4 cups Vinegar of choice
1/4-2/3 cup Sugar
1 Tbsp Salt
4-6 cups Vegetables of choice, sliced, diced, segmented, or cut into baton
(ex. English cucumber & red onion, carrots & jalapenos, pickling cucumbers, shallots, cauliflower)
2 tablespoons spices, whole spices of choice, fennel, anise, cumin, black pepper, dried chili. Spices optional
Heat the vinegar, sugar & salt and spices if using, in a saucepan over med-high heat, stirring occasionally. Continue to cook until the sugar has been dissolved for a few minutes. Add in the herbs or spices & pour over the vegetables in a mixing bowl; stir to combine.
Let cool to room temperature, cover, & refrigerate until use. For thinly sliced vegetables, wait about 15-60 minutes before use. For larger cut vegetables, wait for up to 12-24 hours before use.