Pickled Radishes With Vinegar These Are Surpringly Addictive

Super Simple Pickled Radishes

There just aren’t enough recipes with radishes. They are just about the most fun veggie out there but they are completely under-appreciated. Radishes are easy to grow, go from seed to food in a month, have gorgeous red (/purple/pink/white) globes hidden under the soil, and they add just the right spicy kick to summer food.super simple pickled radishes

Many times we only use them in early spring as they are among the first fresh veggies ready in the garden or the market.  This summer, re-introduce yourself to the radish. Go grab a bunch and pickle them.Pickled Radishes with vinegar - these are surpringly addictive!

They will add a tangy, crunchy zip to salads and sandwiches. I set out a jar at meals no matter what is being served and let everyone scoop a few for the side of their plate. Inevitably, they will take a few more spoonfuls and gobble them up with the tabbouleh, potatoes, or whatever else happens to grace their plates.


  • 1 bunch thinly-sliced round radishes
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 whole, peeled garlic clovesPickled Easter Egg Radishes recipe

Make it!

1. Heat up everything but the garlic and radishes in a small saucepan until everything is dissolved.

2. Pack clean canning jars with thinly sliced radishes and a clove of garlic. Pour hot liquid to cover and let cool.

3. The radishes are ready to eat after 24 hours. Store in the fridge for up to 3-4 weeks.

About the Author : Stephanie RoseAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie Rose

  1. Lisa and Robb
    Lisa and RobbJuly 9,12

    I love pickled radishes! We’ve got pickled beets in the fridge at the moment, and home-made kimchi fermenting on the counter….

    • Stevie
      StevieJuly 10,12

      Mmmm, I want to make beets now too, Lisa & Robb!

  2. maryhysong
    maryhysongJuly 10,12

    I never thought about pickling the little radishes. When I think of pickled radish I always think of the peices of pickled daikon that is in hot & sour soup at the chinese restaurant.

  3. Sarah @ Nature's Nurture
    Sarah @ Nature's NurtureJuly 10,12

    Wow, I never thought to pickle radishes! We’re growing some for the first time this year, and you’re right, I’m always at a loss for what to do with them. We just throw them in our salads, but I love the idea of pickling them. Thanks for the recipe!

    By the way, I’m following you over from the Show Me What Ya Got linky party. Oh, and I’m your newest follower :)

  4. Carol
    CarolJuly 11,12

    I am sending a link to my boyfriend. He loves radishes. Me, not so much!

  5. Erika @ HomesteadSimple
    Erika @ HomesteadSimpleJuly 11,12

    I love radishes and I love pickled relishes so I know I will love this! :) Thanks for the recipe! We’d love it if you’d share this at our Home is Where the Heart is!

  6. Melanie
    MelanieJuly 20,12

    Love it. Unfortunately red radish season is over now it is hot outside. but I do have white radishes growing . I’m book marking this to make it with them.

  7. Cathy
    CathyOctober 8,13

    Do you leave these out until you open them to use ? Or do you put them in frig. after they have cooled ? Thank you. I just made some… I added carrots and onions in one to try with the radishes…. :)


  8. Stephanie
    StephanieOctober 8,13

    Hi Cathy, store these in the fridge right away. And let me know how they turned out!

  9. Elizabeth Smith
    Elizabeth SmithApril 27,14

    When I have tried to mix radishes with vinegar, all the color around the edges comes off and I have pink vinegar with radishes and cucumbers. I did not put any sweetener in with them. Is that what makes the difference?

  10. Stephanie
    StephanieApril 27,14

    Hi Elizabeth, I think that’s just the case with vinegar and radishes. I found the Easter Egg radishes I use are a bit better at holding color, but they turn the pickling liquid pink as well. I say, enjoy the pink!

  11. Lindsey
    LindseyJune 13,14

    This looks amazing too! It would be awesome if you would share this with us! Please add any other recipes to any fruit/veggie category you’d like! Enjoy the harvest!

  12. Elizabeth Cole
    Elizabeth ColeAugust 22,14

    I have made about 6 quarts of these to put in my fridge, however I am running out of space. Is it possible to water bath can them to make them shelf stable?

  13. Stephanie
    StephanieAugust 27,14

    Hi Elizabeth, I haven’t done it to know for certain but I think with the amount of vinegar it should be shelf stable from water bath canning. I’m not sure how it will affect flavour though.

  14. J.S. Oxford— The House of Muses
    J.S. Oxford— The House of MusesMay 6,15

    Amazingly… I don’t think I’ve ever had a radish! But you’ve inspired me to give them a try. They’re such a pretty colour. :)

    • J'Marinde
      J'MarindeMay 18,15

      J. S. – Oxford – – believe it or not, one can actually slice up radishes and fry them up like home-fried potatoes – – vety yummy!

  15. John
    JohnMay 7,15

    I don’t really enjoy radishes, but I will pass this on to my friend who loves them. It looks like a great recipe!

  16. J'Marinde
    J'MarindeMay 18,15

    Just a note- – The options on this page barely show up. They seem either light (too light) grey or very light (too light) yellow.) – -FYI.

    • Stephanie
      StephanieMay 18,15

      I know! It was a design issue that will be changing soon…I have a whole new logo and color scheme coming!

  17. J'Marinde
    J'MarindeMay 18,15

    One more – – is there an edit option? Can’t see or find one. Thanks.

    • Stephanie
      StephanieMay 18,15

      No, there isn’t one. Only the post author can edit the post.

  18. Iva
    IvaApril 20,16

    Since it is hot liquid, will that still be packed wtih probiotics?

    • Stephanie Rose
      Stephanie RoseApril 20,16

      Hi Iva, this is a quick pickle as opposed to fermentation. I’m not sure how the heating affects the apple cider vinegar and honey, but it is heated just to dissolve the honey so there is no need to use high temperatures or boil it.

  19. Emily
    EmilyMay 11,16

    Yum! I am in love with radishes! Have you ever made them spicy? That’s something I want to try, to go along with mexican food.

  20. Margarite P
    Margarite PAugust 15,16

    I made the pickled radishes. Wasn’t sure if I was going to like them, but they were surprisingly delicious. They had a totally different taste. They were nice and tangy, I even drank some of the juice!! Thanks for a whole new way of eating radishes!!👍👍

    • Stephanie Rose
      Stephanie RoseAugust 15,16

      Thanks, Margarite! They are a staple in our house because they are so delicious. Surprisingly so, as you suggested.

  21. Sharon
    SharonNovember 15,16

    I’m surprised that you can just simply do this with ACV. And I don’t eat radishes but…I want to try them pickled for sure now.

  22. Billy
    BillyMay 17,17

    You were not lying when you said that this was a super simple recipe for radishes! I totally love how simple it is. There was three instructions! I appreciate you including the full list of ingredients and taking such aesthetic pictures of the end product. The color of the radishes during the pickle is great. Can’t wait to try this at home!

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