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Garden pickles

Garden pickles recipe - For pickled carrots, bring vinegar, sugar, honey and a pinch of salt to a simmer in a saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar.

By Lisa Featherby
  • 15 mins preparation
  • 2 mins cooking plus pickling
  • Serves 12 - 16
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Garden pickles
These crunchy pickles are great on their own and also work well as crudités for dips such as hummus, or with fresh goat's curd.

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches breakfast radishes
Pickled carrots
  • 250 ml (1 cup) Champagne or white wine vinegar
  • 150 gm caster sugar
  • 90 gm (¼ cup) honey
  • 3 bunches assorted baby carrots, peeled and tops trimmed

Method

Main
  • 1
    For pickled carrots, bring vinegar, sugar, honey and a pinch of salt to a simmer in a saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar. Place carrots in a large bowl, add pickling mixture and stand, tossing occasionally, until cooled, then refrigerate and toss occasionally until lightly pickled (2 hours).
  • 2
    Drain carrots, reserving a little liquid, and serve with breakfast radishes and a little pickling liquid.
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  • Author: Lisa Featherby