Carrot and Chayote Pickles (Do Chua Ca Rot Su Su) - Easy Refrigerator Pickles Recipe | recipe from

Carrot and Chayote Pickles / Do Chua Ca Rot Su Su

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 cup pickles
Calories: 264 kcal
Author: Trang

This easy recipe for Carrot and Chayote Pickles (Do Chua Ca Rot Su Su) is a wonderful alternative to the traditional Vietnamese Carrot and Radish Pickles (Do Chua). Chayote is a crisp and juicy fruit in the gourd family and it's so tasty pickled. This refrigerator pickles recipe is really simple: 1) Shred the vegetables, 2) Make the pickling solution and 3) Let marinate. Enjoy the crunchy and tart Carrot and Chayote Pickles in just 1 hour. The pickles go great with everything--sandwiches, savory cakes, dipping sauces, rice plates, etc. and add such delicious tartness to compliment robust and savory flavors.


  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 medium chayote
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Remove the skin from the carrot and chayote using a vegetable peeler. Rinse the vegetables with cold water and pat dry using paper towels.

  2. Cut the carrot into sections about 2 1/2 - 3 inches long. Cut the chayote in half lengthwise.

  3. Select the medium shredding blade and attach to the mandoline.
  4. Shred the chayote into a large bowl, working around the core. Use your fingers to separate the shredded chayote. Shred the carrots into the same bowl. Toss together to combine the vegetables.

  5. In a medium cup or bowl, add the white vinegar, water, sugar and salt. Stir together until the sugar is dissolved.

  6. Transfer the vegetable mixture into 2 (1 pint) jars, dividing it evenly between the jars.

  7. Pour the pickling liquid into the jars, dividing it evenly between the jars.
  8. Use a spoon to press down on the vegetables and immerse them in the liquid.

  9. Cover the jars with lids.
  10. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, longer or overnight improves the flavor.
  11. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

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Nutrition Facts
Carrot and Chayote Pickles / Do Chua Ca Rot Su Su
Amount Per Serving
Calories 264
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1222mg53%
Potassium 195mg6%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 52g58%
Vitamin A 10190IU204%
Vitamin C 3.6mg4%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.