Pickled Radish

February 24, 2021

Pickled Radish

Be sure to wash your radishes well, since they can be sandy. I didn’t add herbs to this batch, but you can pack in a bay leaf, some tarragon, or a few sprigs of fresh dill in the jar before closing it up. The chili pepper is optional, if you’d like to give them an extra kick.

1 bunch or 4 long radishes (about 1 pound, 400g of radishes)
1 cup water
1 cup white vinegar
2 teaspoons sea salt
2 teaspoons sugar or honey
1/2 teaspoon crushed peppercorns
1 to 2 cloves garlic, peeled
optional: 1 chili pepper, split lengthwise
1. Slice the radishes into rounds.
2. In a non-reactive saucepan, bring the water, vinegar, salt, and sugar or honey to a boil, until the sugar and salt are dissolved. Remove from heat and add the peppercorns, garlic and chile pepper, if using.
3. Pack the radishes in a clean pint-sized jar, and pour the hot liquid over them, adding the garlic and chile into the jar as well.
4. Cover and let cool to room temperature, then refrigerate.



The radishes will be ready to eat after 24 hours. During storage, the liquid will turn a nice rosy color and any added flavors – such as garlic and hot peppers – will get stronger. The radishes can be kept in the refrigerator for up to one month.

Recipe Credit: David Lebovitz