Acar Bening

Prepare the ingredients.
Peel 3-4 carrots.
Cut the carrot into strips.
Put the carrot on a bowl.
Peel the cucumber.
Remove seeds from the cucumber.
Cut the cucumber into strips.
Put the cucumber on a bowl.
Mince the red onion.
Put the red onion on a bowl.
Add the chili pepper (at will).
Add 1-2 teaspoons of salt to a small bowl.
Add 1 teaspoon of sugar to the small bowl.
Add 3-5 tablespoons of distilled vinegar to the small bowl.
Add 200-250 milliliters of water to the small bowl.
Stir until everything is mixed well.
Pour the dressing over the salad mixture.
Mix in gently.
Close well.
Leave in the refrigerator 30-60 minutes marinated.
Use as a side dish.


Acar is a type of pickling made in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. The South East Asian variations are usually made from different vegetables such as cucumbers, carrots and cabbage which are pickled in vinegar and chillies. In Indonesia, acar bening is commonly made from small chunks of cucumber, carrot, shallot and occasionally pineapple, and marinated in a sweet and sour solution of sugar and vinegar. Some households add lemongrass or ginger to spice it up. Acar is commonly served as a condiment to be eaten with a main course.


1 cucumber
3 carrots
1 red onion
  chili peppers (at will)
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons distilled vinegar
200 milliliters water