Radishes are super easy to grow anywhere – especially small areas and containers. And this Pickled Radishes recipe with canning instructions is the easiest and tastiest way to preserve them!
This pickled radish recipe is both sweet and sour, super easy, and preserves your radish harvest in the most delicious way!
How to Grow Radishes
Radishes are among one of the easiest crops to grow. Direct sow the seeds in a raised bed or container, thin them out a few weeks later, and then harvest them once they begin peeking up over the soil.
Literally couldn’t be easier!
Plus you get two harvests – the roots and greens are edible! I love any crop that gives you double the harvest for the same amount of work!
If you’d like to learn more, though, check out my entire post on How to Grow Radishes.
How to Pickle Radishes
Pickling is the simple art of preserving something in a vinegar or vinegar/sugar solution.
To make these pickled radishes, simply harvest your crop, wash the dirt off, cut off the greens (and eat them for lunch!) and slice the radishes into thin rounds.
Combine the pickling ingredients in a saucepan and warm up just enough for the sugar and salt to dissolve.
While the pickling liquid is heating, pack the radishes into mason jars – I usually can small amounts at a time – half pints or jelly jars.
Pour the pickling liquid over the radishes and process in a hot water bath. Voila!
How to Eat Pickled Radishes
My favorite way to eat these pickled radishes is over a salad, or egg salad, or even by themselves on a charcuterie board. And of course you can add them to tacos, burgers, and sandwiches.
And of course, because nothing goes to waste on the homestead, I reserve the pickling liquid, mix it with some mayonnaise and have a delicious salad dressing or dip for vegetables!
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