Pickled Carrots and Daikon

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


16 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Pickled Carrots and Daikon Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 medium daikon radish, peeled and julienned
  • 1 cup julienned carrots
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 drops liquid smoke, optional


  1. In a large bowl, combine daikon, carrots and jalapenos. In a saucepan, bring water, vinegar, sugar, salt and, if desired, liquid smoke to a boil. Simmer until sugar dissolves. Pour mixture over vegetables, ensuring vegetables are submerged; cool. Transfer to jars, if desired; cover tightly. Refrigerate, covered, at least 1 hour before serving. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, stirring occasionally.

Pickled Carrots and Daikon Tips

How do I cut and prep the carrots and daikon?

Before pickling, you'll want to julienne the carrots and daikon. You can julienne cut by either using a knife or a mandoline slicer. In addition, you'll want to prep and slice the jalapenos beforehand, too.

Can I substitute another vinegar in this pickled carrots and daikon recipe?

Yes, you can substitute another vinegar to replace the white vinegar. We recommend trying out champagne vinegar or rice wine vinegar. Read up on the different types of vinegar to learn more.

What do I eat with pickled carrots and daikon?

You can eat this pickled carrots and daikon recipe as a side to roasted meats. You can also top this pickle recipe on burgers and sandwiches, like on this chicken banh mi sandwich recipe.

How do I store this pickled carrots and daikon recipe?

Store this pickled daikon and carrots recipe in an airtight container inside the fridge. This recipe will last for up to 2 weeks when stored this way.

Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor
Peppers (Hot)
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup: 9 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 22mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 Free food.