Quick and Delicious Pickled Carrots and Daikon Radish

Want to know how to make quick pickled radish that will go with everything? Well, you might not want to eat it with everything, but I am a sucker for pickles and love to put them in everything! They can completely transform a mediocre meal into something out of this world! Am I exaggerating? Maybe, but give the recipe below a try because it is super quick and delicious!

Checked box symbol Sandwiches and burgers

Checked box symbol Salad (add a bit of crunchy pickle to a Quinoa and Feta Cheese Salad to offset the creaminess)

Checked box symbol As a Side dish or on the charcuterie board

Checked box symbol Rice (hot), or roll it up with some sushi rice

Checked box symbol Tacos

Checked box symbol Curry

Checked box symbol Straight from the jar!

The list is endless!

Let’s get started!

You can use the following brine recipe for pickling most types of vegetables. For every 450g (or a pound of veg) give or take use the following amount of brine.

Quick and Delicious Pickled Carrots and Daikon Radish


  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar (or any kind except balsamic)
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 cup sugar (some used 1 cup!)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • I only used daikon (mooli) and carrot and roughly had the following amount:
  • 300g daikon (mooli)
  • 200g carrots
  • You could add other spices, such as garlic, cumin, peppercorn etc. to the brine. However I like my pickled radishes simple, uncomplicated and refreshing, therefore a basic pickling brine is best especially if you are like me and like to eat it with everything!


  1. Wash the vegetables and peel off the skin (optional)
  2. Julienne or slice the vegetables thinly and transfer them into a glass jar or container that you can seal. Set aside.
  3. Bring the brine mixture to a boil in a small pan until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat, pour over the vegetables and give it a quick stir.
  4. Set aside to cool, uncovered for around 30 minutes or until the container reaches about room temperature.
  5. Cover with a lid and leave it in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours for the flavours to infuse the veg. Although this is dependent on how thick you have cut the vegetable. (I couldn’t resist and tasted the product after just a couple of hours! It was already heavenly!).


Boiling brine for pickled radish
Store it in the refrigerator and it will keep for about a month. If there is any strong weird smell, froth or fermentation, then better to throw it away. If there is “some” smell when you open the container, don’t panic, this is also perfectly normal, because daikons come from the cabbage-mustard family which are known for its strong-smelling sulphur compounds. The smell is more noticeable if you have kept the skin on, but grating, chopping and pickling it in acid (vinegar) can increase the smell as well. So don’t worry too much if there is a smell, you just don’t want the smell to knock you out like something’s rotting. Also, if you’re making kimchi, then fermentation is ok, but for now, let’s keep kimchi making for another day. Note: When dishing out the pickle, use clean and dry utensils. Do not put the utensil in your mouth and then back into the container as this will lead to cross contamination and spoil the food more easily.

pickling away
Give this quick and delicious recipe a go and add a crunchy punch to your meal! Are you a pickle fan like me or just can’t stand the sour, face scrunching, tongue tickling sensation in your mouth? Even my 2-year-old #JasperBean has apparently inherited my taste buds because he loves nothing more than just digging into a jar of pickled yumminess.

Enjoying Homemade Pickled Carrot and Daikon Radish
Thanks for reading and until next time,

Love, MsMamaBean x


  1. Jen S

    My mom used to always make this for Japanese New Year! Thanks for the recipe 😛 I was never a fan of daikon as a kid, especially pickled, but I’ve come to like the dish as I’ve gotten older. I’m glad your son is enjoying it 🙂


    1. MsMamaBean

      There is so much you can do with daikon! It really is a fantastic veggie, I’m glad you have grown to like it more 😊


  2. Ginger Smith

    This looks easy and delicious! I’ll have to try it out!


    1. MsMamaBean

      Please do and let me know what you think 😊


  3. saisha (@Sen_Saisha_Nal)

    Wow, this does seem like it could be a nice simple test flavorful addition to some of my meals!


    1. MsMamaBean

      It certainly can be! Give it try and see whether you give it a thumbs up or thumbs down


  4. Suanlian Tangpua

    It looks so delicious and healthy…will try for my children.


  5. Pinspired Girl

    I have never heard of this recipe before but it sounds amazing!


  6. debsrandomwritings

    Hi Nita, I do like pickle and I like the sound of this recipe. Nice and simple. Could other veg be added to the brine too?

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.



    1. MsMamaBean

      Definitely! I’ve done other versions with cucumber, beetroot, ginger, onions, beans… really anything you like! I prefer vegetables that are crunchy as they pickle very nicely, but you can even pickle tomatoes! The choice is yours and you can tailor it accordingly with herbs and spices.


Let me know what you think!

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