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Sweet Pickled Radish Recipe

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
This Sweet Pickled Radish Recipe is a sweet and spicy refrigerator pickled radish recipe that is perfect served alongside many of your favorite dishes. You can top a salad or sandwich with these pickled radishes or eat them from the jar.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Condiment, DIY, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 48 Servings
Calories 28 kcal


  • 3 bunches fresh radishes about 1 ½ lbs. stem and root ends removed and sliced in ½ inch slices
  • 1 ½ cups white or apple cider vinegar 5% acidity
  • 1 ½ cups granulated white sugar
  • ¾ cups water
  • 3 teaspoons Salt for Pickling and Preserving
  • 3 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 3 medium dried bay leaves
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried crushed red pepper
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Prepare Canning Jars

  • Wash the canning jars and lids in hot soapy water and drain on a towel.

Prepare the radishes for pickling

  • Wash the radishes well under cold running water. Trim the stem and root ends off with a sharp paring knife.
  • Place the radishes in a large bowl and fill with cold water. Agitate the water well.
  • Pour the water out of the bowl and repeat two or three times until the water is clear and you no longer see any soil in the bottom of the bowl.

Slice the radishes

  • Using a sharp paring knife, a mandolin or a food processor slice the radishes into ⅛ inch slices.
  • Place the sliced radishes into a large bowl as you slice them. Rinse the radishes again if needed.
  • Pack the sliced radishes into three wide mouth pint canning jars. Saving the leftover slices to top the jars off after filling with the brine.

Make the pickling brine

  • Measure the vinegar, sugar, water, Pickling Salt, mustard seeds, ground black pepper, bay leaves, and crushed red pepper flakes into a medium stainless steel saucepan.
  • Bring the brine ingredients to a boil. Carefully transfer the hot brine to a spouted measuring cup.
  • Pour the brine over the radishes in each jar. Saving any leftover brine to top off the jars.
  • Using a wooden chopstick or a canning bubble remover remove the bubbles from each jar.
  • Once the radish slices start to settle pack the reserved radish slices in to fill the jars. Top off with the remaining brine if needed.
  • Wipe the jar rim with a damp paper towel. Center a flat lid on the jar and apply the band. Repeat with all jars.
  • Allow jars to cool about an hour. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours before serving.
  • Keep refrigerated for up to three months.
  • Makes three 16 oz mason jars.

Recipe Expert Tips

  • Recipe Source the Sweet Pickled Radish recipe has been adapted from the All New Ball Book of Canning and Preserving.
  • I love me some spicy pickled radishes. This recipe calls for 1 ½ teaspoons of crushed red pepper. The pickled radishes are very spicy. You can decrease the amount based on your own spicy tolerance or leave them out altogether.
  • Always use 15% vinegar when canning.


Serving: 2Tablespoons | Calories: 28kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg
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