The golden carrots represent prosperity in this spicy-hot, make-ahead condiment.
2 cups (1-inch) chopped peeled English cucumber (about 1 cucumber)
2 cups (1/2-inch) diced peeled daikon radish
1 cup (1/2-inch) diced peeled carrot
4 teaspoons coarse sea salt, divided
5 tablespoons sugar
6 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon chili oil
3 Sichuan peppercorns, coarsely crushed
1 Thai chile, minced
How to Make It
Combine first 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Add 2 teaspoons salt; toss well. Let stand 20 minutes. Transfer vegetable mixture to a colander. Rinse well with cold water; drain well.
Combine remaining 2 teaspoons salt, sugar, and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Add vegetable mixture; stir well. Transfer to an airtight container, and refrigerate for at least 2 days before serving.