We’ve been eating a ton of these asian quick pickled carrots lately. I made them on a whim when I had an overabundance of carrots, and we started throwing them in quinoa bowls, on top of pork meatballs, in rice-paper wraps, and lately on Korean-style beef tacos.
These asian quick pickled carrots are so easy to make, so whip some up and keep them stocked in the fridge to add a little acidic bite to your next sandwich, or toss them with some sesame seeds and herbs for a nice side-dish salad. I love asian quick pickled carrots most with Korean style beef, cilantro, a sprinkling of crushed peanuts, and a swirl of sriracha mayo…
Asian Quick Pickled Carrots Recipe
A recipe for tangy quick pickled carrots with asian flavor. Use these pickled carrots as a topping on quinoa bowls, rice paper wraps, korean tacos, or mix with herbs and nuts for a stand out side dish.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 60
- Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
- Yield: Approx 1/2 Quart
8 Carrots – peeled, then can be grated, julienned, or sliced into ribbons with a vegetable peeler. If you buy pre-grated carrots, you just saved yourself 10 minutes
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbls sesame oil
1 tsp salt
Place carrots in a small bowl or large mason jar.
Whisk all other ingredients together.
Pour over carrots. Mix to coat.
Soak for at least an hour, up to a week. They get more delicious the longer they sit. Store in refrigerator.
I’ve made this with thinly chopped carrots, ribboned carrots, and grated carrots. All were great. I made this recipe with carrot chips – not as great. Up to you!
These carrots would be a great side dish for our Instant Pot Korean Ribs. If you’re into pickling, try some of our other pickle recipes, like Refrigerator Pickled Cranberries, Pickled Tomatoes, or Classic Spicy Dill Pickles.