Refrigerator Radish Quick Pickle Recipe

Preserve the spice of autumn radishes with this quick and simple pickle recipe.

| Fall 2019

Photo by Adobe Stock/Brent Hofacker

You can use this recipe to save and serve any of your favorite radish varieties, as well as give them an extra kick of flavor. Yield: 12 servings.


  • 12 globe radishes, thinly sliced
  • 2 large cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 2 shallots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1⁄2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1⁄2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar


  1. Combine all ingredients. Ladle them into a 1-pint Mason jar and seal with a tight-fitting lid.
  2. Place the jar in the refrigerator. Allow the mixture to sit for at least 1 hour before serving. The flavor will be enhanced as the pickles rest in the fridge, but be sure to eat them within a month!

For more about radishes, see Fall for Radishes.

Sheryl Normandeau is a Master Gardener and writer from Calgary, Alberta. She grows mostly vegetables, but also plants perennial flowers, and always has a few projects in the works. Read more about her pursuits on her blog, Flowery Prose.



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