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How to Make Pickled Jalapeños

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Hot brine being poured over top pickled jalapenos

Prep

5 minutes

Cook

3 minutes

Yield

12

I love pickled jalapenos. They are so yummy to add into recipes or on top of things like tacos or sandwiches. Making pickled jalapenos is actually so easy. It’s also a great way to use up peppers in your fridge that may go bad before you eat them. This recipe will be your new go-to to make up and use throughout the week.

Fork picking pickled jalapenos out of a mason jar

Why you’ll love these pickled jalapenos:

  • Easy: Make these pickled jalapenos in only 8-minutes
  • Versatile: Use these on tacos, sandwiches, eat them on their own, throw them in recipes to add some spice, the options are endless
  • Delicious: Jalapenos add just enough spice to recipes for me. These are delicious, flavorful, and add a little kick

Ingredients for pickled jalapenos on counter with cutting board

Ingredient Notes:

Jalapenos: Okay, really the main ingredient in this recipe is the jalapenos themselves. Jalapenos add a little spice to any meal, but also have health benefits too. They are rich in vitamins A and C, and also have carotene, an antioxidant that helps fight damage to your cells. Jalapenos are also very versatile. You can eat them raw, pickled, or cook them up. Once you learn how to pickle jalapenos, you’ll want to do it all the time.

How to pickle jalapenos:

Fresh ingredients for pickled jalapenos on cutting board

1. Thinly slice the jalapenos and garlic, adding both to a large jar. 

Pot with brine on a cutting board

2. Combine all of the other ingredients into a small pot and bring to a simmer.

Pouring hot brine on top of pickled jalapenos in a jar

3. Pour the hot mixture over top of the jalapenos and garlic.

4. Seal the jar and set it in the fridge for at least 3 hours and a maximum of 4 days before eating.

5. Use the pickled jalapenos for nachos, salads, burgers, and more!!! Enjoy!

Jar of pickled jalapenos with garlic

Expert Tips & FAQ:

Can I pickle other things with this recipe? This pickled jalapeno recipe works great for other ingredients such as asparagus, radishes, cucumber, etc.!

What can I use the pickled brine for? Don’t waste the brine and add it to your sauces or salad dressings for an extra kick of flavor! YUM!

Storage: If you keep the jalapenos sealed and stored properly, they will last 4 – 6 months.

Customize: Customize your pickled jalapenos and add extra delicious spices to the brine!!! 

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How to Make Pickled Jalapeños

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Vegan Appetizers
  • Method: Pickle
  • Cuisine: American-Inspired, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This sweet but spicy pickled jalapenos recipe will take under 10-minutes to make and give you a jar of flavor to add to any recipe.


Ingredients

Scale

810 large jalapenos 

1 cup apple cider vinegar

½¾ cup water

6 tbsp maple syrup

1 ½ tsp salt

Juice of half a lemon

3 garlic cloves (thinly sliced)


Instructions

Thinly slice the jalapenos and garlic, adding both to a large jar. 

Combine all of the other ingredients into a small pot and bring to a simmer.

Pour the hot mixture over top of the jalapenos and garlic.

Seal the jar and set it in the fridge for at least 3 hours and a maximum of 4 days before eating.

Use the pickled jalapenos for nachos, salads, burgers, and more!!! Enjoy!

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Notes

This recipe works great for other ingredients such as asparagus, radishes, cucumber, etc.!

Don’t waste the brine and add it to your sauces or salad dressings for an extra kick of flavor! YUM!

If you keep the jalapenos sealed and stored properly, they will last 4 – 6 months.

Customize your jalapenos and add extra delicious spices to the brine!!! 

This is the PERFECT meal for busy days at the office, on the go, or working from home.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 12
  • Calories: 29
  • Sugar: 6.3g
  • Sodium: 292.1mg
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.7g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: recipe, sweet, easy

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