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Sweet and Sour Pickled Sakura and Turnip for Cherry Blossom Viewing Bento

Sweet and Sour Pickled Sakura and Turnip for Cherry Blossom Viewing Bento

Pickled turnip with salted sakura blossoms, just like "Shogoin" Daikon Radish pickles. These are a perfect addition to lunch boxes.

Ingredients

Turnip
7
Salt-preserved sakura
10 g
✿Vinegar
3 tablespoons
✿Sugar
1 rounded tablespoon

Steps

1. Microwave the ✿ ingredients to dissolve the sugar.
2. Slice the turnips using a vegetable slicer. Place the sliced turnips and the salted sakura blossoms in a bowl. Leave them for about 10 minutes until the turnips start to sweat.
3. Squeeze out the excess liquid and mix in the vinegar mixture from Step 1. Adjust the taste with salt if needed.

Story Behind this Recipe

I saw these pickles with cherry blossoms at a grocery store, so I wanted to try to making some at home.