Easy refrigerator pickles which are infinitely adaptable. Swap out rice vinegar for apple cider vinegar. Used honey instead of sugar. Great for cauliflower, carrots, peppers, zucchini or other vegetables
2 cups pickle-sized pieces of cauliflower, carrots, peppers or other vegetables
1 1/4 cup water
1 1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1 piece (1/2-inch square) fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
1 pinch crushed red pepper
(optional)1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds (and/or sesame seeds and/or mustard seeds)
Cut vegetables into pickle-sized pieces. Place in a large glass bowl.
In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients except radishes.
If you use honey instead of sugar, use 1/4 cup, not 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon.