Sweet and Sour Lettuce Salad (Pickled Lettuce)

  • Prep Time : 15 min
  • Cook Time : 15 min
  • Ready Time : 30 min



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


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.

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.

Source: kosherfood.about.com

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