pickled vegetables in a glass bowl with a napkin and fork on the side

Quick Pickled Vegetables

  • Author: Asian Caucasian
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Salads
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: Asian-Fusion


Quick Pickled Vegetables are the perfect, healthy topping for salads, tacos, burgers, and more! Featuring a blend of carrots, cabbage, jalapeños, radish, and red onion, this easy canning recipe has so much flavor!



For the Vegetables:

  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded green cabbage
  • 1 cup julienned carrots
  • 1 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 2 medium rainbow radishes, sliced into matchsticks
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

For the Pickling Brine:

  • 1/4 cup sugar, or Swerve sugar replacement
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar, or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt


  1. Prepare all of the vegetables into strips or julienne.
  2. Add the ingredients for the pickling brine into a small saucepan and heat over medium heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. Set aside to cool completely.
  3. Add all of the vegetables into one or two mason jars. Once the brine has cooled, pour the brine into the jars to cover the vegetables. Seal the jar tightly.
  4. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.


  • Make sure to let your pickling brine cool to room temperature before putting it in the mason jar with the veggies.
  • Use regular radishes if you can’t find rainbow radishes.
  • I used several mason jars to accommodate the amount of veggies I had.
  • Make sure to pack the veggies tightly in the mason jar before you move on to another jar.
  • Leave out the jalapeño peppers if you don’t like spicy!
  • Seal the lid very well before placing the jar in the fridge.
  • Make sure to chill it in the fridge for at least two hours before serving.

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