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Pickled Radishes and Cucumber Recipe

How to make Pickled Radishes and Cucumbers
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time17 minutes
Course: Garnish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pickled
Servings: 2 people


  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 ounces radishes about 4
  • 2 Persian cucumbers or ⅓ English cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • teaspoons brown & yellow mustard seeds
  • ¼ cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Peel the garlic and smash it carefully with the flat side of a chef's knife or with a small pot.
  • Cut the ends off the radishes and thinly slice them.
  • Halve the cucumbers lengthwise and thinly cut crosswise.
  • In a small sauce pot, combine the smashed garlic, vinegar, sugar, mustard seeds and ¼ cup of water.
  • Bring to a boil and cook for a couple of minutes while stirring until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat.
  • In a small bowl, add the radishes and cucumbers and cover with the marinade.
  • Let sit for at least 10 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  • Serve as garnish.