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Pickled Radishes

pickled radishes

Ahoy, fellow food lovers!  How was your week?  I hope that whether it was a breeze or whether it was filled with times that made you want to kick the sofa, it still included something delicious, and possibly cheese-filled. 😄

Let’s chat about pickled foods, shall we?  A few years ago the only pickled thing I ever ate regularly were, well, pickles.  Shocking, right?  Haha.  Actually, when I was a kid I was kind of a pickle freak.  I wanted them on EVERYTHING.  One of my favorite sandwiches was pickles and Velveeta cheese.  I had a real refined palate, didn’t I?  😂

One pickled thing I absolutely hated was beets.  Boy, the jar opened and I was out of the room.  And pickled herring?  Yeah, right…nice try.

pickled radishes

Then a couple years ago I tried pickled green beans, and I was immediately hooked.  It wasn’t too long before I was eating pickled cauliflower, pickled onions, and these little darlings: pickled radishes.  Nom nom!

I’ve always been a fan of radishes, even when I was a tiny little thing.  It was probably the first food I ever ate that was somewhat spicy.  And having them pickled makes them even better.  These are a touch sweet, a touch spicy, and totally satisfying.  Salads will never be the same again.  Plus they take a whole ten minutes to make.

Even though I’m a fan of the pickled things now, I will admit that I’m still not quite there on pickled herring.  That one might still take a while. 😀

pickled radishes

(Slightly adapted from a pickled radish recipe on Cookie and Kate)

Pickled Radishes
 
Ingredients
  • 1 bunch radishes
  • ¾ cup white vinegar
  • ¾ cup water
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp Kosher sal
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
Instructions
  1. Thinly slice the radishes with a knife or mandolin. Place into a canning jar.
  2. Put red pepper flakes over the top of the radishes.
  3. In a small pan over medium heat combine remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  4. Pour over radishes and allow to come to room temperature. Close and keep in the fridge.

 

{ 12 comments… add one }
  • Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat August 6, 2016, 8:25 am

    I love these pickled radishes! I’ve never tried pickling anything, but pickled radishes sound amazing!

    • Amanda August 8, 2016, 9:23 am

      Thanks, Shelby! Now I just need to get brave enough to try canning again!

  • Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen August 7, 2016, 3:24 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever tried pickled radishes before! What a great way to use radishes. 🙂

    • Amanda August 8, 2016, 9:24 am

      Thanks! I can’t get enough of them in the summer!

  • Eva @ Eva Bakes August 7, 2016, 7:34 pm

    I’ve never had pickled radishes before. They have a gorgeous pink hue!

    • Amanda August 8, 2016, 9:25 am

      Thanks, Eva! I kind of liked the color too! They kind of remind me of Barbie’s dream house. 😄

  • Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice August 8, 2016, 5:20 am

    I’ve had pickled beets and pickles before, but thats about it! I definitely need to try these radishes, though. Sounds like it gives them such a great flavor! And pickled green beans?! Oh…I’m intrigued! 🙂

    • Amanda August 8, 2016, 9:26 am

      Thanks, Gayle! Oh, you have to try pickled green beans. They actually taste a lot like pickles, but they are great in pasta salads at BBQs.

  • annie@ciaochowbambina August 8, 2016, 7:14 am

    How pretty are these! I’ve been toying with the idea of pickling onions for quite some time…I’m going for it! And I’ll pickle some radishes right along with them!

    • Amanda August 8, 2016, 9:27 am

      Yum! I could go for pickled onions right about now! Thanks, Annie!

  • cakespy August 8, 2016, 7:27 am

    My mouth is all like “O” at this recipe because I am in love with pickled radishes!!! There is a restaurant near me that serves them as a little side dish and I am obsessed. Thank you for the DIY alternative!

    • Amanda August 8, 2016, 9:28 am

      What a great side dish. I would go to that restraint all the time! Thanks!

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