You will need
4 – 5 small carrots, peeled and quartered, lengthways
4 baby cucumbers, quartered lengthways
1 – 2 red chillies
Bring the pickling liquid ingredients to the boil in order to blend the flavours and dissolve the sugar, leave to cool.
Blanch the vegetables by pouring boiling water over them, leave for 5 minutes. Pour off the water.
Pack the vegetables into a clean glass jar.
Pour over cooled pickling liquid.
Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
Serve or keep refrigerated for up to 5 days.
Cottage Cheese and Red Pepper Dip
Mix all the ingredients together and dish into a container suitable for travelling.