DIY Pickled Jalapenos!

After spending a little over an hour in the garden yesterday picking all sorts of peppers. Half way through, I started thinking what I was going to do with all of them. I had left overs in the fridge ready to eat, so I wasn’t going to whip something up for dinner. So I thought maybe I’d give some away (which I am), but then I figured why not pickle some to put on sandwiches, in salsas, etc. You can never have too many pickled jalapenos, I love them!

Pickling is extremely easy, a bit time consuming, but definitely worth it for all the free pickled jalapenos I got out of this harvest.
And there’s still a bowl full to get started on soon!
So, to pickle jalapenos, you need, well, jalapenos, apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar), bay leaves, kosher salt, mixed or black peppercorns, and a few spices of your liking.

I cut all the ends and tips off the jalapenos and threw them in the compost and then sliced them all up, this took me about 25-30 minutes, but like I said before, it’s worth it! DSC_0514

Throw everything in the jar and let it sit in the fridge for 3-4 days and enjoy! I think I have about 9 or 10 jars filled with jalapenos, and my pickles are amazing too!

If you don’t have a garden, check with your neighbors before going to the store spending tons of money on peppers. Local farms even will give away the “ugly” peppers that aren’t selling that’re perfect for pickling.


5 thoughts on “DIY Pickled Jalapenos!

    1. YES! I usually use fresh chopped garlic, kosher salt, black peppercorns, bay leaves, and a pinch or two of cayenne or chili powder, unless the jalapenos are already extremely hot. Let me know how they come out!!

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog – so glad you did so I could find yours! You are very inspirational and creative 🙂 I LOVE this recipe for peppers – my husband is a HUGE fan of jalapeños and also of growing them. Unfortunately he didn’t get a garden this season since we were relocation this summer and moved in to a new state. This recipe is getting booked for future use so next year when he has his garden we can make it!

    1. I’m so excited to see photos and pictures of the garden to be and of all your pickled peppers. I will be posting pickled recipes frequently so keep in touch for other amazing pickled veggies recipes!

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