Topping Essentials: Pickled Shredded Carrots

Andy Anderson !


Okay, before you turn away from the thought of pickled carrots, let me just say this: If you like dill pickles, you’re going to love pickled carrots. I use these as a topping on salads, hearty sandwiches, and even as a garnish for some nice grilled fish.

The tartness of the vinegar, combined with the natural sweetness of the carrots creates a unique pairing of sweet and sour that's hard to beat.

This quick pickle is not for all veggies; however, it works great with carrots.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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5 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top



  • 3 medium
    carrots, peeled and shredded
  • 1 tsp
    salt, kosher variety
  • 1/2 c
    white vinegar
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar

How to Make Topping Essentials: Pickled Shredded Carrots


  2. Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  3. Add the salt, sugar, and vinegar to a saucepan, over medium heat.
  4. Stir until the mixture comes to a light simmer, and all the solids have been dissolved into the vinegar.
  5. Remove from the heat, and add the shredded carrots.
  6. Chef's Note: Allow the mixture to sit on your countertop for 60 minutes.
  7. Drain and store in the fridge using an airtight container until ready for use.
  9. Use to brighten up an otherwise boring salad. Use to top your favorite burger or other sandwich. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination. Enjoy.
  10. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Topping Essentials: Pickled Shredded Carrots

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American

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