July 1, 2019

Quick pickled radishes


Bright, colorful, and crisp, these quick pickled radishes are an easy way to liven up any salad or sandwich. And, aside from adding lovely color to a relish tray, they would even be terrific in a burrito or a taco. They provide some crunch, a touch of heat if your radishes are bit spicy, and that vinegar pickle tang. They are a great way to use up some radishes from your CSA or garden when you get more than you can eat.

I'm a big fan of quick pickling. I used to can a lot more, but these days I just don't have to time or energy to do so.... but, I do love making small-batch jars of refrigerator pickles. My favorite thing about them is that they remain crunchier and firmer than canned pickles. They don't last as long, but are terrific to have on hand. Some of my favorite quick refrigerator pickles are pickled jalapenos, pickled banana peppers, bread and butter zucchini pickles, hot & spicy turnip pickles, pickled quince, deli-style refrigerator dill pickles, pickled green tomatoes, and quick pickled red onions. You can quick pickle almost any vegetable and many fruits as well. Change-up the type of vinegar and any spices and the possibilities are pretty endless.


Yield: 1 quart jar

Quick Pickled Radishes

ingredients:

  • 1 lb. radishes
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

instructions:

How to cook Quick Pickled Radishes

  1. Trim the ends from the radishes and slice them into about 1/4-inch rounds. Put them into a quart sized glass jar along with the garlic cloves.
  2. Place the red wine vinegar, water, sugar, and salt in a small saucepan. Heat until the mixture comes to a low boil. Stir and continue to heat until the sugar and salt are dissolved.
  3. Slowly pour the hot mixture into the jar. Press the radishes down with a spoon until they are covered.
  4. Let cool. Cover the jar with a lid and refrigerate for about 24 hours before eating.
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I hope you try out these radish pickles or some other quick pickled vegetables this summer!


July is National Pickle Month and here are some other terrific homemade pickle ideas that some of my blogger friends are sharing today.

9 comments:

  1. Love pickled radishes. I need to get to the market and get a bunch so I can make your recipe.

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  2. It never occurred to me to pickle radishes. What a great idea.

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  3. Yum, yum, yum! Pickled radishes are my new favorite thing to put on pretty much everything!!!

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  4. I totally love these. The way the red color infuses the radishes is so cool!

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  5. So pretty!! I love radishes and really have been meaning to pickle.

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  6. We love pickled vegetables and I certainly need to make a fresh batch. Love the color of your pickled radishes.

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  7. Quick pickling is the only kind I do these days. And not too much of that for some reason. These look good -- definitely want to make these. Love radishes! Thanks.

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  8. Dear Amy, what a lovely little recipe for a wonderful, summery side dish!

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