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2 jars of pickled radishes, one with added herbs and peppercorns
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5 from 3 votes

Easy Pickled Radishes

Quick and easy pickled radishes in the refrigerator in one hour.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Refrigeration Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pickled, quick, radish, refrigerator
Servings: 10
Calories: 15kcal
Author: Erin
Cost: $1


  • Glass jars with lids


  • 1 bunch radishes shaved thin
  • 1 cup white wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, or regular distilled vinegar or combination of each
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • pepper corns, fresh dill, onion optional


  • In a sauce pan heat vinegar(s), sugar, water and salt on medium heat until sugar dissolves.
    sauce pan filled with brine for pickling radishes
  • Allow the vinegar mixture to cool while removing stems and cleaning/scrubbing radishes clean.
  • Slice cleaned radishes thinly; using a mandolin is helpful. Place in jar.
    mason jars of thinly sliced radishes for pickling next to optional herbs and spices
  • Pour cooled vinegar mixture over radishes. (If desired add extra herbs or seasonings like dill, garlic, or peppercorns.)
    brine poured over radishes and herbs and spices in mason jars
  • Cover with lid, and let chill at least one hour in the fridge, or overnight.
    lids on mason jars of sliced radishes and brine


    1. Slicing radishes very thin is often preferred, and shortens the "pickling" time. Using a mandolin is helpful to achieve a razor thin slice.
    2. Use a white distilled vinegar, apple cider vinegar, white wine vinegar or a combination of any of those. 
    3. Be sure to cool the vinegar mixture after dissolving the sugar, so as not to soften the radishes too much if it were hot when poured on. 
    4. Avoid aged vinegar like balsamic.
    5. If desired, add additional herbs or seasonings to the pickling solution, although not necessary. Simply pickling the radishes alone lets them be more versatile for serving. 
    6. Let chill at least one hour in the fridge. Thicker slices will require longer chilling time. 
    7. Store in the fridge for up to 3 months. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 15kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg