Coseppi Kitchen

Inclusive Vegetarian Cooking by Taylor Cook & James Seppi

Quick Radish & Cipollini Onion Pickles


These quick radish and cipollini onion pickles can be served with a variety of dishes to add a touch of acidity and sweetness.

Quick Radish and Cipollini Pickles


  • 16 cipollini onions, tops and bottoms removed, skinned
  • 12 red radishes, stems and tails removed, cut in half
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and cut into large matchsticks
  • 2 cups water, salted slightly
  • 3/4 cup white vinegar
  • 15 black peppercorns, crushed slightly
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne


  1. Bring the salted water to boil. Add the onions, radishes, and carrot, and let boil for 4 minutes. Drain and place vegetables into a shallow non-reactive bowl.
  2. In a small non-reactive saucepan, heat the vinegar, peppercorns, sugar, salt, and cayenne over medium heat until the sugar and salt are dissolved.
  3. Pour the vinegar mixture over the boiled vegetables.  Let cool, then chill slightly before serving.

Store in a sealed glass container in the refrigerator for up to one week.


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