Ginger Pickled Carrots

This pickling liquid gives bright flavor to carrots—try it with green beans or peppers as well. Serve these pickled carrots alongside Koji-Brined Pork Shoulder for a bright, acidic side dish.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 40 mins
2 cups


  • 14 ounces carrots

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 cup white-wine or cider vinegar

  • ½ cup thinly sliced fresh ginger

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt


  1. Peel carrots. Using the vegetable peeler, cut the carrots into thin ribbons. Place the carrot ribbons in a large heatproof bowl and set a fine-mesh sieve over the bowl.

  2. Combine water, vinegar, ginger, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook until the sugar and salt are dissolved. Pour the brine through the sieve, making sure the carrots are completely immersed. Cover and let cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes.

  3. Transfer the carrots and brine to a clean container, cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 2 weeks.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition bonus: Vitamin A (166% daily value).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

22 Calories
0g Fat
5g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 1/4 cup
Calories 22
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g 1%
Total Fat 0g 0%
Vitamin A 8288IU 166%
Vitamin C 3mg 3%
Folate 10mcg 2%
Sodium 125mg 5%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Magnesium 6mg 2%
Potassium 162mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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