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Quick Pickled Carrots

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 6 ingredients

Pickling is an ancient technique and is used in all cultures as a way to preserve food. It’s so easy to do, and we’re not just talking classic dill pickles here. You can pickle almost...


  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pickling spice  (see Chef Tips)
  • 2 large carrots cut into long sticks, about 2 cups
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Nutrition Facts


27 cals


0 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

0 g


4 g


2 g


1 g


1 g


615 mg


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring vinegar, water, garlic, salt, and pickling spice to a boil.
  2. Add the carrots and simmer for five minutes until tender.
  3. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature. Store refrigerated.
  4. Drain to serve.

Chef Tips

If you can’t find pickling spices at the store, the basic spices in most commercial blends are:

Bay leaves, black, white or green peppercorns; and mustard seeds.

To fine-tune the flavors you can add allspice berries; whole cloves, dill seeds, ground ginger – I could go on. The sky’s the limit. It all depends on what you’re in the mood for. Start out with the basics and take it from there.

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