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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Pickled Jalapeños

I was going through one of my favorite blogs a while ago, The Purple Foodie and I saw a homemade version of pickled jalapeños. I was thrilled because I really love jalapeño peppers in a sandwich, a salad and sometimes I just serve it as an accompaniment with the meal itself and that is exactly what I did for the Barbecue party that we had some time ago. Since we had kids over, I couldn't spice up the salads as much as I normally do. So I left out the green chillies and simply served a bowl of pickled jalapeños along with the meal. That way anyone who wanted a little extra punch simply added some to their salads. Anyway, I made a jar of this some time ago. They were super yum, and if say so myself, so much better than the store bought variety. The best part is that I know exactly what is in the jar, since its made from scratch. Also, the peppers taste better with time, thats if it lasts that long. The recipe is simple and easy and can be made way ahead of time. If you love pickled jalapeños as much as I do, give this a try. You won't regret it.

Pickled Jalapeños

330g Jalapeño peppers, sliced
1 tbsp. pepper corns
1 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. coarse sea salt
2 bay leaves
3 cloves of garlic, dashed under the flat blade of a knife
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup water

Place the sliced jalapeños in a glass jar.

Place the rest of the ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 5 minutes.

Let the brine cool a little but while its still hot pour over the jalapeños in the jar and let it rest for a few hours.

Cove the jar and shake a little to distribute the spices evenly.

I keep the jar refrigerated so that it lasts longer.

Note: If you are pickling a different quantity of jalapeños, all you need to to is wash the whole peppers and place them in the glass jar you will be storing the pickle in. Fill it with water. Measure the quantity of water used and substitute half the quantity of water for the apple cider vinegar and add the spices.

This recipe is linked to -
Meatless Mondays @ Midnight Maniac
Mouthwatering Mondays @ A Southern Fairytale
Meatless Mondays @ My Sweet and Savory
Whats Cooking Thursday @ Feeding Four
Decidedly Healthy or Horridly Decadent @ Ceo a's draiocht
Fun with Food Friday @ Paisley Passions


  1. Wow, homemade pickled jalapeno? My mouth is watering at the picture :-)

  2. Thanks Juliana!

  3. Shaheen {The Purple Foodie}February 26, 2011 at 8:27 AM

    Your pickled jalapenos look fab! Thanks for the shout out. :)

  4. Pattie @ Olla-PodridaFebruary 26, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    I love pickling things, but it never even occurred to me to try jalapenos. Since I grow them (and have a plant in the garden window just aching for spring), I'm going to give this recipe a try. Thanks!

  5. Shaheen, thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to drop a line!

    Pattie, I hope you like how they turn out!

  6. Oooooo yum..... I love this idea! I try to make the most I can from scratch and I can't wait to try this!

  7. Have fun with it Mama J!!!

  8. Nicole QuartuccioApril 27, 2011 at 7:34 PM

    very popular to u!.......


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