Carrot and Radish Pickles (Ca Rot)

Carrot and Radish Pickles Ca Rot
This image courtesy of Heinz Von Holzen

Editor's Note: When you think of pickling vegetables, you likely envision a long and arduous process that involves canning and a pile of bounty of produce. Not so with this recipe for Carrot and Radish Pickles (Ca Rot)! This is a quick and easy recipe that will have you putting pickles on the table within just a few hours. You can snack on these pickles, or incorporate them in a multitude of dishes that can include this recipe for Fish Sauce Dip (Nuoc Mam Cham). Whether you're an experienced home cook or are just starting out, you'll love having this recipe in your repertoire of cooking skills.

Yields2 cups

Preparation Time10 min



Total TimeUnder 3 Hours

Recipe CourseVegetable

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Type of DishCondiments, Vegetable


  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 cup (4 oz/100 g) shredded carrot
  • 1 cup (6 oz/ 175 g) sliced daikon radish
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) white vinegar


  1. Rub the salt onto the carrot and daikon, and set aside for 10 minutes, then rinse and drain. Gently squeeze the vegetables until dry.

  2. Combine the dried vegetables, sugar and vinegar in a bowl, and toss to mix well. 

  3. Allow to marinate for at least 2 hours before serving. Best when served chilled. 


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