Delicious Carrots Add Color to your Bentos

Delicious Carrots Add Color to your Bentos

Just prepare the carrots, leave them alone. These delicious pickled carrots are handy and add color to your bento. Even kids who don't like carrots will eat these.


Carrots (peeled)
1/2 cup
★Olive oil
2 tablespoons
1 teaspoon
2 teaspoons
Red chili peppers (dried)
★Garlic (sliced)
1/2 clove


1. Cut the carrots, boil to your desired firmness, drain in a sieve and let them cool down.
2. Mix all the ★ ingredients in a pickling jar and let sit (remove the seeds from the red chili pepper, and tear into pieces).
3. Pickle in the refrigerator for more than a night before eating.
4. Here they are in my daughter's bento. They also make great snacks.

Story Behind this Recipe

My mother often made these when I was in middle/high school, and they added color to my bento.
These days, they're handy when I make my daughters' bentos.