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Pickled Bean Sprouts (Vietnamese)



  • 1 pound fresh bean sprouts
  • 1 bunch scallions, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon hot chile sauce with garlic


  1. Combine the bean sprouts and scallions in a large bowl.
  2. In a saucepan, combine salt, vinegar, garlic and sugar.
  3. Add 4 cups water and stir to combine. Place over high heat and bring just to a boil.
  4. Remove from heat and let cool until warm to the touch.
  5. Add chile sauce and stir. Pour over bean sprout mixture.
  6. Let stand for 1 hour or refrigerate for several hours.
  7. Drain before serving.

Yield: about 2 cups


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