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Sweet and Sour Lettuce Salad (Parve)

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Pickled Lettuce

Pickled Lettuce

Giora Shimoni
My Hungarian father makes this special Sweet and Sour Lettuce Salad, and my pickle-loving daughter gobbles it up. It is gentler than sauerkraut, but also dresses up meat sandwiches or makes a flavorful side dish.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 round head lettuce or 600 grams bagged lettuce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 Tablespoons sugar or sugar substitute
  • 6 Tablespoons vinegar


1. Separate and wash lettuce leaves. Place in large bowl.
2. In a separate bowl, mix water, vinegar, sugar, and salt. The mixture can be adjusted a bit according to your taste.
3. Pour over lettuce. Use your hands to mix the lettuce well with the liquid.
4. Let sit for 20-30 minutes at room temperature. Refrigerate.

NOTE: The salad tastes better after a day of sitting in the refrigerator.

VARIATION: I've used a liquid sugar substitute instead of the sugar in this recipe, and it worked fine.
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 5 out of 5
Sweet and sour Lettuce, Member Plaisham

This great but I use a little more sugar. I also use the SAME recipe any vegtable. . I have used radishes, daikon, onions, beets,and ruyabaga and sliced turnip is GREAT!! use a mandolin and make extra thin. geesh I just about named all veggies eh? And they keep for weeks in fridge.

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