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Quick Pickled Salad

My girlfriend and I went to P.F. Chang’s for lunch today. It was tasty. I haven’t been there in so long that I forgot how much I enjoy their food. I ordered the pepper steak, and it was delicious. The part I liked most about the dish was the small salad that accompanied it. It was what I call a quick pickled salad. It didn’t actually have a name, but that’s what it tasted like to me. It was so good that I came home and recreated it. I was able to match up the flavors perfectly. I love it when that happens.

The salad was made up of cucumbers, red bell peppers, red onions, and grape tomatoes. Simple, yet delicious. The only down side was the small portion they gave me. I scarfed it down in no time and was craving more. Luckily, I was able to recreate it, and now I can have all the salad I want.

This salad is zesty, sour, sweet, and salty all at the same time. It’s going to make a perfect summer side dish at barbecues. Enjoy!

Happy scarfing,



1 seedless cucumber, sliced

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1/2 red onion, thinly sliced

1 cup grape tomatoes halved

1/2 cup white distilled vinegar

4 tsp. sugar

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Add all the veggies to a medium bowl and toss to combine. In a medium-sized bowl, combine vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper. Whisk until salt and sugar dissolve. Pour over veggies and toss. Let the salad set in the refrigerator and pickle for 1 hour. Enjoy!

8 Responses to “Quick Pickled Salad”

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    movita beaucoup — April 15, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Love, love, love the colours in these photos!


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    Nina — April 15, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Thats sounds like an easy recipe. First time here you have a lovely blog:)


    • themessybakerblog replied April 15th, 2012 at 10:30 am

      Thank you, Nina. I’m so glad you found my blog; thanks for visiting.


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    spiceblogger — April 27, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    The salad looks yummy, but I love the bowl and plate! Soooo cute! And great texture! Hooray for lovely photo props ;)


    • themessybakerblog replied April 27th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

      Thank you. I love props. A little too much, maybe. I have quite the collection, and it continues to grow.


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    OLGA — July 16, 2013 at 4:07 am

    I love salads.
    This looks fantastic.


    • Jennie replied July 16th, 2013 at 8:24 pm

      Thank you so much, Olga! It’s such a simple salad to make.


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