Quick malt vinegar pickle

Quick malt vinegar pickle
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Hands-on time 5 minutes, resting time 20 minutes

Make this speedy malt vinegar pickle to enjoy alongside savoury pies or sandwiches.

Try as an accompaniment to our classic Cornish pasties.


  • 100g cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 10 fine green beans, cut into 3cm lengths
  • 1 corn cob, kernels removed
  • ¼ red pepper, finely diced
  • 5-6 silverskin pickled onions, quartered
  • 6 tbsp malt vinegar
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp English mustard
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp salt


  1. Put the cauliflower and beans in a large bowl and cover with boiling water. Stand for 2 minutes, then drain and refresh under cold water. Add the corn kernels, red pepper and onions, and mix to combine. In a small non-reactive pan, combine the remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer. Pour the pickling mix over the veg and leave to pickle for 15 minutes (see Make Ahead).

delicious. tips

  1. The quick pickled veg will keep, covered in the fridge for 5 days. Add left overs to sandwiches or serve with cold cuts of meat.

Recipe By

Jess Meyer


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