Pickled Jalapenos are one of our favorite condiments – easy to make and the best way to give anything a kick!
These pickled jalapenos are evidence that I’m on a bit of a pickling kick. Nothing major, don’t go calling the news. But mmmmm pickles.
I bought a heaping bag of jalapenos for the pico de gallo and fish tacos, not realizing how few we actually needed (hint: not very many), so when I saw the giant pile next to a head of garlic in our vegetable bowl, I was inspired! Try it on top of our chicken tostadas recipe.
Pickled Jalapenos Ingredients
- Jalapenos – sliced (remove seeds for less heat).
- Garlic – minced or sliced (if you don’t have a garlic press, you need one).
- White vinegar – just like the one your mom used for mopping.
- Filtered water – make sure the water is filtered so it doesn’t have a chlorinated flavor.
- Sugar – just a pinch to balance the flavors.
- Salt – I prefer a kosher salt, but definitely do not use iodized or table salt.
How Do You Make Pickled Jalapenos (Step-by-step)
⭐ First, drop a pile of minced garlic in the bottom of your clean sterilized jars, and top with sliced jalapenos. (If I’m out of mason jars, I like to use old spaghetti sauce or pickle jars! Just make sure they’re well cleaned.)
⭐ Next, combine vinegar, water, sugar and salt in a microwave safe glass or bowl and microwave for 1 – 2 minutes, until salt and sugar dissolve when stirred.
⭐ Finally, pour brine over jalapenos, cover and refrigerate about a week. Keep refrigerated.
I used the same brine as I was using for the Pickled Red Onions (hello, convenience) and these came out super yummy. I’m not a huge spicy person, but I found myself munching on them while enjoying our Chicken Nachos last night.
Plenty of heat, but also lots of flavor. My kids also had fun daring each other to try them. I live in a frat house, seriously.
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- Santuko knife – My favorite knife for cutting vegetables! This knife is the perfect size and shape, handles great, and is super reasonably priced. Also, I just love that it’s fun and colorful!
- Garlic press – Need fresh minced or sliced garlic, but don’t want to peel or chop your garlic? This garlic press is the bessssssst. We’ve had ours for as long as I can remember (maybe a wedding present?), and I use it several times a week!
- Mandolin slicer – Make pickle slices, or scalloped potatoes. French fries, and shaved onion. You won’t get a better or quicker thin slice than with this mandolin. Just make sure to use the safety guard, no one *actually* wants a knuckle sandwich!
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How to Make Pickled Jalapenos
- Jalapenos sliced (remove seeds for less heat)
- Garlic minced (if you don't have a garlic press, you need one)
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 3 cups filtered water
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Drop a pile of minced garlic in the bottom of your clean sterilized jars, and top with sliced jalapenos. (If I'm out of mason jars, I like to use old spaghetti sauce or pickle jars! Just make sure they're well cleaned.)
- Combine vinegar, water, sugar and salt in a microwave safe glass or bowl and microwave for 1 - 2 minutes, until salt and sugar dissolve when stirred.
- Pour brine over jalapenos, cover and refrigerate about a week. Keep refrigerated.