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Simple Sweet and Sour Quick Pickled Vegetables

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These Simple Sweet and Sour Quick Pickled Vegetables are so simple to make and a great addition to sandwiches, salads, vegetable trays and more. They are simply delicious on their own as well.

It was on a recent stop at the produce stand that I found these beautiful Watermelon Radishes. I had never had a Watermelon Radish before, so I decided to grab a couple and give them a try.

I was pleasantly surprised. They are not as harsh as a regular radish, they only have a slight peppery note to them and a nice crisp sweetness.

I decided to thinly slice them on the mandoline and then do a sweet and sour pickle. I ended up using them on the Bahn Mi sandwich sliders that I made for a catering event.

The bright pink radishes added a brilliant pop of color and their crisp sweet and sour deliciousness were the perfect compliment to the sandwiches Asian BBQ Chicken Bahn Mi Sliders.

Simple Sweet and Sour Quick Pickled Vegetables

Author: angela@mealstreetkitchen


  • 1 cup organic sugar
  • 1 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic peeled and cut in half
  • 1/2 inch piece of  fresh ginger peeled and cut into slices
  • Vegetables of your choice watermelon radish, carrots, cucumbers, cabbage, sweet peppers, etc..


Place sugar, vinegar, water, salt, garlic and ginger in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stir, then remove from heat. Let pickling mixture cool completely.

    Place sliced vegetables of your choice in a glass bowl or jar and pour cooled liquid through strainer over vegetables. Toss to coat, then cover and let stand in the refrigerator for about an hour. Keep pickles stored in the refrigerator up to a week. But they probably won't last that long!

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      • Angela@mealstreetkitchen
        July 18, 2017 at 10:42 am

        Thank you! The Bahn Mi are so yummy and refreshing too. Stay tuned ☺️

      • docsimonson
        July 18, 2017 at 6:51 am

        I can hardly wait for the bahn mi recipe! Those radishes look so refreshing!

      • Angela@mealstreetkitchen
        July 17, 2017 at 1:54 pm

        Thank you! I’m kinda obsessed with watermelon radishes now. Lol!

      • Liz
        July 17, 2017 at 1:52 pm

        The veggies look so pretty. Thanks for sharing!


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