Spicy Pickled Radish is easy to make quick pickle which can perk up any meal. Here is how to make it.
About This Recipe
Looking for something that will add an instant twist to your recipes, then you must give this Radish Pickle a try. Tangy and spicy, this pickle is very easy to make and unlike other pickles, you don’t need to ferment this.
Pickled Radish is an instant condiment where red radish is sliced thinly and pickled with ingredients such as red wine vinegar, salt, honey, red chili flakes, whole peppercorns, and garlic.
This radish tends a lovely flavor to your recipes without overpowering other flavors like, say, raw onions do. Also, this is a great way to make use of your leftover Radish.
This Pickled Radish is,
- Spicy, Tangy & Sweet
- Easy & Quick
- Full of flavor
- Prepared without fermenting
Radish – For this recipe, I have used red radish to make the pickle, but you can use white radish too.
For Pickling – To pickle these radishes, we will use a combination of red wine vinegar, water, salt, honey, red chili flakes, whole peppercorns, and whole garlic.
You can even use white vinegar or apple cider vinegar instead of red wine vinegar.
Red Chilli Flakes and Whole Peppercorns adds that much-needed heat, which makes the pickled radish even more delish.
Along with some heat, a little sweetness is also added which comes from honey. You can even use Maple Syrup instead of honey.
Whole Garlic adds a nice flavor too. Make sure to add whole garlic cloves and not chopped or crushed ones.
Some people even add mustard seeds to get that hint of mustard in the radish. If you want to add, you can use 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds while pickling the radish.
Step by Step Recipe
Wash the radishes and slice them into thin slices using a mandolin. Transfer the slices in a clean glass jar.
Heat red wine vinegar, water, salt, honey, red chili flakes, whole peppercorns, and whole garlic in a pan.
Heat the mixture and bring it to a boil.
Once the mixture comes to a boil, remove from heat and pour it over the radishes.
Close the lid once the pickle is cooled. You can start to use the pickle immediately or refrigerate for up to a month and use when needed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Japanese Pickled Radishes, which is also called as Spicy Japanese Daikon Pickles uses white radishes and is pickled a bit differently.
To pickle the same, they use ingredients such as sugar, rice vinegar, salt, kombu dashi powder, sake (rice-based alcohol), and dried red chili pepper.
Firstly, wash radishes well and remove leaves and stems. Now, you can use a mandolin to thinly slice the radish for this pickle or use a sharp knife to do the same. You do not have to peel the radish before slicing.
No, this recipe uses honey, which is not vegan. To make a vegan version, you can use maple syrup instead of honey. Other ingredients used in this recipe are vegan friendly.
You can add pickled red radish in everything from your Tacos, Burgers, Salads, Toast, Sandwiches, Vegetable Stir-Fries, and more.
This quick and super easy pickle will pack a spicier, vinegary punch to your preparation. You can also use this in cold summer soups or as veggie crackers. It is also used as a condiment in popular Korean, Chinese, and Japanese recipes.
Once you make this instant pickled radish, you can use it immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a month. Just bring them out and use them whenever you need to add them to recipes.
They are also good to use it after a month, but it will lose some crunch and flavor will not be as good the fresh ones.
You can even freeze Radish Pickle.
Add it in an airtight container, cover it with lids and freeze until completely solid. They will stay good for about a year. Thaw the pickles in the fridge for 24 hours before serving.
It stays good for a year, but the texture will change as it gets old.
You can also pickle Red Onions or Carrots, just like I did here with Red Radish. They also taste great and you can use them just like the radish.
If you want your vegetables to soak up the flavors of vinegar and spices well, then slice the vegetable thinner. You can slice them into thin slices using a mandolin.
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Pickled Radish Recipe
- 250 g Radish
- 1/2 cup Red Wine Vinegar
- 1/2 cup Water
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
- 7-8 Whole Peppercorns
- 5-6 Garlic Cloves
- Wash the radish and slice them into thin slices using a mandolin.
- Transfer the slices in a clean glass jar.
- Heat red wine vinegar, water, salt, honey, red chili flakes, whole peppercorns and whole garlic in a pan.
- Heat the mixture and bring it to a boil.
- Once the mixture comes to a boil, remove from heat and pour it over the radish.
- Close the lid once the pickle is cooled.
- You can start to use the pickle immediately or refrigerate for up to a month and use when needed.