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Acar is a type of salad made in Indonesia. It is made from different
vegetables such as yardlong beans, carrots and cabbage which are pickled
in vinegar and dried chillies. The vegetables are then tossed in ground
Variants of acar include acar awak or Nyonya acar, and Malay acar.
Acar awak is more elaborate, containing other vegetables such as
eggplants as well as aromatic spices in the pickling mix.
Acar is commonly served as a condiment to be eaten with a main course.
In Indonesia, acar 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.