Make Ahead

Pickled Vegetables Mexican Style

July 27, 2013
5 Ratings
  • Makes 5 cups of vegetables
Author Notes

I love making refrigerator pickled vegetables with all of my farmer's market finds. They're perfect for munching on before dinner, or as a sandwich topping. We make grilled fish tacos often in the summer, and this recipe, which I adapted from makes a wonderful topping for them. I love this vegetable combo, but feel free to use any of your favorites. —CravingSomethingHealthy

What You'll Need
  • 10 large radishes (1 bunch)
  • 3 large carrots, peeled
  • 1 pickling cucumber
  • 1-2 jalapeños (depending on how hot you like it)
  • 1 cup loosely packed cilantro, chopped
  • 3 large garlic cloves, smashed
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt (or more to taste)
  • 2 32-oz canning jars (or equivalent)
  1. Slice all vegetables and jalapeño (remove seeds and membrane from the jalapeños if you prefer less heat) into rounds, or thin slices, and toss together.
  2. You should have about 5 cups of sliced vegetables
  3. Add chopped cilantro to vegetables. Stir to combine. Set vegetables aside.
  4. Add vinegars, water, garlic, sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
  5. Turn off heat, and let pan cool until contents come to room temperature. Remove garlic.
  6. Place vegetable mixture into 2-32 oz jars (or equivalent).
  7. Pour 2 cups of liquid into each jar, so that vegetables are covered with liquid.
  8. Place lids on jars, and refrigerate for at least 1 day and up to 4 weeks.
  9. Pickled vegetables are ready to eat in one day, and will continue to absorb the flavor of the pickling mixture as they sit.
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1 Review

Lady S. August 27, 2015
This is delicious . . . was on the sweet side. Next time I make will cut the sugar in half :) otherwise very good.