Sweet Pickled Daikon Radish Recipe


Crunchy, bright and just slightly sharp, daikon makes an amazingly tasty pickle.

Recipe Facts

Active: 30 mins
Total: 48 hrs
Serves: 16 servings
Makes: 2 pints

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  • 1 pound daikon radish

  • 1 1/2 cups rice wine vinegar

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1 tablespoon pickling salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns


  1. Prepare a small canning pot and 2 pint jars. Place 2 new lids in a small pot of water and bring to the barest simmer.

  2. Slice daikon into thin rounds using a mandoline, food processor or knife. Keep the slices around 1/4 inch thick so that they retain some crunch.

  3. Combine rice wine vinegar, water, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.

  4. Divide peppercorns between your two jars.

  5. Pack daikon slices into jars. One pound should fit perfectly into two pint jars. Top with boiling brine, leaving 1/2 inch headspace.

  6. Tap jars gently to remove any trapped air bubbles. If necessary, add more brine to return the headspace to 1/2 inch.

  7. Wipe rims, apply lids and rings and process jars in a boiling water bath canner for 10 minutes (start your timer when the water returns to a boil, not when the jars first go in).

  8. When time is up, remove jars from canner and let cool on a folded kitchen towel.

  9. When jars are cool enough to handle, remove rings and test seals by grasping edges of lids and carefully lifting jars. If lids hold fast, seals are good.

  10. Store jars in a cool, dark place. They are ready to eat within 48 hours, but can be kept up to one year.

Special equipment

mason jars, boiling water bath canner

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
33 Calories
0g Fat
7g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 33
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 223mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 82mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)