Pickled Veggie Salad


Celery -- you buy it, knowing you'll throw away most of it. But wouldn't you like to use it up? And those scallions and carrots, too... Well, here's a recipe that revitalizes your fresh veggies by steeping them in a vinegar and water solution. This is a combination of several different recipes for Asian-style cucumber salads. I like to pour it over a salad, but you could just pick out the veggies and them solo. Use any veggies you like -- I've chosen the ones I most often have waiting around!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
10 servings


  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • ¼ cup sesame seeds

  • ½ cup white vinegar

  • cup teriyaki sauce

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • ¼ teaspoon minced fresh ginger root

  • 4 teaspoons granular no-calorie sucralose sweetener (such as Splenda®)

  • 3 stalks celery

  • 4 green onions, chopped

  • 2 carrots, cut into matchsticks (Optional)

  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced (Optional)

  • 1 small cucumber, sliced (Optional)

  • 1 small white onion, sliced (Optional)


  1. Heat the olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the sesame seeds, and cook until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Scrape into a metal mixing bowl, and cool to room temperature.

  2. Whisk the vinegar, teriyaki sauce, black pepper, red pepper flakes, ginger root, and sweetener into the sesame seed mixture. Stir in the celery, green onions, carrots, bell pepper, cucumber, and onion into the sesame dressing until evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate until cold before serving.

Cook's Note

I like to serve this over a spinach salad, and top with fresh or canned pineapple, canned mandarin oranges, fresh apples, or other fruits. This can also be made with rice vinegar, or regular sugar/honey, or soy sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

96 Calories
7g Fat
7g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 96
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 388mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 25mg 127%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 192mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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