Easy pickled radishes

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This easy pickled radish recipe is quick to make and will enhance any food you serve it with. Perfectly sweet & tangy, pickled radishes are a great pickle to have in the fridge.

Easy pickled radishes in jar with pickling spices.

I am having a bit of a moment with pickles. Something pickled lands up on my plate at least once a day and I simply can not get enough. I just love how pickled foods enhance anything else you serve it with. Pickled jalapeños on a rich fish taco add just the right amount of acid and heat to cut through the deep-fried fish. Pickled cucumbers on a burger do the same and these pickled radishes add bright zing to anything you serve it with. It’s pretty clear why the whole world has gone a bit crazy for pickles.

Radishes being pickled in jar.

Pickled radish in jar.

The best part of pickles is that they are SO easy to make yourself. All you need is a jar, the vegetable you’d like to pickle and pickling liquid. The jars in question are of course beautiful Ball® jars. They are absolutely iconic and I think (don’t quote me on this) that they actually make the pickles taste better.

Raw radish on wood table

This pickled radish recipe is from the Ball® jars website and could not be easier. You simply slice up the raw, washed radishes, place them in a jar and fill them with the hot pickling liquid. It takes a few minutes to prepare but then the hard part comes. Waiting for them to pickle. But it is SO worth it because these easy pickled radishes are absolute perfection. They are sharp, bright and zingy and add such beautiful color and flavor to anything you serve them with.

It’s also a great home-made gift. Can you even imagine a more perfect hostess gift? Didn’t think so!

Easy pickled radish with pickling spice in jar

 

Easy pickled radishes in jar

4.53 from 19 votes
Easy pickled radishes
Easy pickled radishes
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Easy pickled radishes are quick to make and will enhance any food you serve it with. Perfectly sweet & tangy, they're a great pickle to have in the fridge. This recipe is from the Ball® jar website. It is recommended that you follow their recipes directly to ensure an end result that is safe for consumption.
Course: Gluten free, Home-made, Homemade pickles, Pickles, preserves, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Author: Alida Ryder
Ingredients
  • 1 bunch radishes about a 1/2 pound, stem and root ends removed and cut into 1/8 inch slices
  • 1/2 cup white or apple cider vinegar 5% acidity
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper optional
Instructions
  1. Place radishes in a hot, sterilised 1-pint jar. Bring vinegar, sugar, water, salt, spices and bay leaf to a boil in an enameled saucepan
  2. Ladle hot pickling liquid over radishes. Wipe jar rim. Center lid on jar. Apply band, and adjust to fingertip-tight. Let cool on a wire rack ( about 1 hour). Chill 6 hours before serving. Store in refrigerator up to 4 months.

 

 

This post is sponsored by Ball® jars. The recipe is one from their website www.freshpreserving.co.za. All words, images and opinions are my own. 

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  • Sara
    Reply

    These pickled radishes are almost too pretty to eat!! I can’t wait to make a big batch of them this week.

  • Susie
    Reply

    I love anything pickled too! I haven’t had pickled radishes so I will definitely have to make these. They look pretty easy to make.

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      I’d love to know what you think once you’ve tried them Susie! 🙂

  • Anu
    Reply

    wow! These look wonderful!

  • Shashi at SavorySpin
    Reply

    WOW – your photos are gorgeous! I’ve never had pickled radishes – these are so gloriously colored I cannot wait to try them!

  • Silvia
    Reply

    I love homemade pickles so much and I’ve made them in a lot of ways. Just today I ate some beet pickles with my lunch, but I’ve never tried making radishes. It’s next on my list.

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      I absolutely love beet pickles too. I’m sure you’ll fall in love with these pickled radishes, they are SO good!

  • Jill
    Reply

    I am loving your photos! So fresh and colorful. I love pickled onions so I’m sure I’d love these pickled radishes too!

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Thanks so much Jill! You will LOVE this pickled radish recipe.

  • Belinda
    Reply

    Such a delicious pickle. We have it often with cheeses and breads as a casual lunch and the pickled radishes are definitely the star of the show.

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      I’m so glad to hear you like this recipe Belinda. I love the idea of serving the pickled radishes with cheese and bread, sort of like a Ploughman’s lunch. Yum!

  • Jo-Anne
    Reply

    I’m SO excited for it to be pickling season soon so I can make more of these pickled radishes. I made more than 10 bars last summer and we powered through them like you won’t believe! Fantastic recipe!

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Thanks Jo-Anne! It’s a great recipe for sure.

  • Coralie
    Reply

    Cannot wait to try this recipe! Wonderful instructions and photos =)

  • Lauren
    Reply

    This is a fantastic recipe! I served them on our cheese board for Super Bowl Sunday and all our guests loved it.

  • Jolene Dyer
    Reply

    These don’t need to be processed in a boiling bath?

  • teresa
    Reply

    Does the lid need to pop down when they are cooling?

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Yep!

    • Anshul Rajput
      Reply

      the radishes, will it be crisp after pickling? if yes then how long it will retain their crispness.

      • Alida Ryder
        Reply

        They aren’t as crisp as fresh radishes obviously but they do still have a bit of bite to them. I would say they should stay crisp for a couple of weeks at least?

  • Kankana
    Reply

    Perfect way to elevate a sandwich or burgers! Love pickling vegetables at home.

  • Reply

    They look amazing 🙂

  • Billy
    Reply

    I have never tried pickled radishes before, but these look super good! I’ve had radishes normally and they are great, and because I love pickled veggies so much, I can’t imagine I would dislike them! I definitely want to try this recipe at home, it seems so simple and easy. Thank you for sharing!

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      You’ll LOVE these Billy. They are just delicious.

  • Billy
    Reply

    Wow these look great! They look very similar to pickles but just a different color. I’m curious how different the taste is from normal pickles.. Maybe these can become a new favorite for me and my family! Very curious to give this recipe a try! Thanks for sharing!

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      It’s a very similar taste to normal pickles, just the radish flavour that differs. I hope you love it.

  • Barb Jones
    Reply

    I do a lot of pickling each year along with Dill I make Hot and Spicy and bread and butter pickles. Now I will add to this with radishes. I grow my own produce and this will be an awesome change. This year will bring pickled okra as well as beets. My home canning and dehydration is expanding.

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Awesome! Pickled beets are so delicious! 🙂

  • Nicole
    Reply

    If these are canned, do they have to be refrigerated? How long will they last if not refrigerated?

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      I’m sure as long as you make sure your jar and lid are properly sanitized they should last for at least 3 months out of the fridge.

  • Deanna
    Reply

    Radish and cucumbers. I love radishes!

  • Sarah @ Snixy Kitchen
    Reply

    I agree with you – pickles enhance the flavors of dishes tenfold! I would throw these radishes on literally everything.

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Thanks Sarah. Yeah, I have to be honest, these radishes are pretty rad. Get what I did there? 😉

  • Lynette
    Reply

    Definitely this radish recipe! Shared!

  • Anita Steenkamp
    Reply

    Would love to pickle some beets (family loves it) and lemons! Shared on facebook and twitter @anitasteenkamp1

  • Faith Shido
    Reply

    OMG and here I thought I was the only creative “pickler” to have thought of using radishes to pickle. Here in Hawaii, produce, as well as EVERYTHING! is expensive since items, not grown locally, must be shipped here to our islands. Thus, one day, I spotted some cheaper-than-white-turnips red radishes at our farmer’s market, and bought them to use for my Japanese pickles. Family and friends loved this “new idea” esp since it did not use the typical artificial yellow food coloring…always a must for the popular Japanese Takuwan Turnip pickles recipes.
    Putting them in Ball jars would make them extra special! Talk about Ball jars, they will again be a part of my life on my berry-picking trip to Oregon next month. My son-in-law is taking me on my first, looked forward to for decades trip to pick and preserve blackberries which I’ve never seen or prepared in my lifetime, having grown up in Hawaii. Wish me luck as I’ve heard that picking blackberries, with all of their thorns, is not easy! Being a senior citizen, I hope I can correctly credit you on Facebook, to be eligible to winning your pickling kit! Thank you for your sharing of this radish pickle recipe!
    Aloha! Faith Shido

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      How wonderful Faith, I hope you have a wonderful time in Oregon!

  • Natasha Laurent
    Reply

    I’d do a something sweet for an amazing addition to a cheese platter, red grapes or kamquats!

  • Wikus
    Reply

    Good stuff!

  • Nicola Meyer
    Reply

    I would make pickled chillies as my husband loves them

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      I am SO obsessed with pickled chillies. Love that idea.

  • Reply

    I LOVE making homemade pickles Alida, but have yet to try pickled radishes! I’m definitely game though! On my list! They sound delish!

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      You really must! They have quite a cabbagey vibe to them once they’re pickled which I really like.

      • Barbara Smith
        Reply

        I really appreciate your step by step instruction. I think I’ll buy some radishes and some chili. I like spicy food. They can be made into spicy?

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