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Quick Smoke Pickle

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  • Author: Lisa Keys
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: serves 8


Perfect topping for a juicy burger, bahn mi sandwich or pork bun



1 red onion, thinly sliced

2 jalapenos, seeded, thinly sliced

1 cucumber, peeled, halved, seeded, sliced

½ cup water

½ cup white vinegar

1/3-cup sugar

1-teaspoon kosher salt

2 drops liquid smoke


  1. Place onion, jalapeno, and cucumber in a heatproof bowl.
  2. Bring water, vinegar, sugar, salt and liquid smoke to a boil, stirring until sugar and salt is dissolved.
  3. Immediately pour over vegetables. Let cool down at least 25 minutes.
  4. Drain before serving.


I like to add julienned daikon radish to the mix when available

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: sandwich
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian