At Chaia Tacos in Washington, D.C., you'll find more than standard cheese and salsa on top of the delightful vegetable-forward tacos on offer. One example: This quick-pickled apple and serrano chile combination, which you can also use in salads, as a garnish for a main dish (try them with pork!) or on a cheese board.
Recipe adapted from Chaia Tacos, Washington, D.C.
Yield: 4 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes, plus 1 hour pickling time
Cook Time: N/A
Total Time: 10 minutes, plus 1 hour pickling time
4 cups green apples, peeled and diced
½ serrano chile, seeded and diced
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
Juice of 3 limes
2 tablespoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1. Combine the apples, chile, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl.
2. Add the vinegar and lime juice, and mix to combine.
3. Let stand for about 1 hour before serving or storing in an airtight container in the refrigerator.