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Pickled radish and vegetable slaw

Why not try this crisp, crunchy and refreshing pickled slaw that makes a great side salad, with the peppery bite of the radishes adding a punch?

  • 15 minutes prep. time
  • Serves 6
  • Salads & light bites, Vegetarian & vegan
Pickled radish and vegetable slaw: sliced carrots and radishes with shredded cabbage
Try this tangy, delicious side salad | © National Trust Images/William Shaw


For the pickling liquor

  • 300ml white wine vinegar
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 10g coriander seeds
  • 8 bay leaves
  • 200ml orange juice
  • 2 tsp black pepper

For the vegetables

  • 400g carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 400g white cabbage, finely shredded
  • 250g radishes, thinly sliced


Step 1

Place all the pickling ingredients with 100ml water into a large saucepan, place over a medium heat and bring to the boil. Once boiling, add the carrots and simmer gently for 2–3 minutes.

Step 2

Add the shredded cabbage, stir well and simmer again for 2–3 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

Step 3

Once cooled, add the radishes and stir well. 

Step 4

Place into a container, cover and chill in the fridge.


Step 5

Taste, season and drain off the pickling liquor before serving.

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