Homemade Pickled Jalapeños

My first thought after making this recipe was “Why have I been buying these all this time?!?!” which was quickly followed by “What else can I pickle?!” Not only are these way better than store bought, they’re also highly addictive. I find myself ‘sampling’ one or two here or there and telling myself that I’m just checking to see how they’re progressing.

Pickled Jalapenos | Life, Love, and Cupcakes

For the first batch I only made one jar, but I definitely plan on making more next time…I’ve already got a few requests from people who would like a jar of their own.

Pickled Jalapenos | Life, Love, and Cupcakes

Since they’re pickled, they’ll last pretty long in the refrigerator, just be sure and tell anyone you give them to to keep them refrigerated.

Pickled Jalapenos | Life, Love, and Cupcakes

So far I’ve eaten them alone and on a burger, but I’m definitely looking forward to finding new ways to enjoy them!

Pickled Jalapenos | Life, Love, and Cupcakes

Homemade Pickled Jalapenos
  • 4-5 large jalapenos, sliced in rings
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup vinegar
  • 2 tb white sugar*
  • 1 tb kosher salt
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • ½ ts Italian seasoning
  1. Prepare jalapenos and put in an 8oz jar.
  2. Mix water, vinegar, sugar, salt, garlic, and Italian seasoning in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Once mixture comes to a rolling boil, pour over jalapenos. Let sit until cool, then move to the refrigerator.
*If you don't like them too spicy, I would recommend increasing the amount of sugar.


Have you done any of your own pickling?

9 thoughts on “Homemade Pickled Jalapeños

  1. Stephanie @ Eat My Tortes

    These look great! I know what you mean about pickling one thing and then wondering what else you can pickle–I went pickle-crazy a few weeks ago and pickled pretty much every vegetable I could find in my fridge! I’m really enjoying your blog, glad I stumbled on it :)

    1. Lily Post author

      I’ve never heard of pickling eggplant but that sounds awesome!! My jalapenos are almost gone, so I’ll have to have a pickling party soon, and will definitely be trying the eggplant! Hope you enjoy the jalapenos!

  2. Jaime

    Do you have to boil the jars after they are filled? I’m new to this and a lot of other recipes said to boil the filled jars so I googled why it is suggested. I made these last night and now I’m concerned that I spoiled my batch.

    1. Lily Post author

      If you plan on storing them for awhile before eating them then you would have to boil the jars and seal them. As long as you keep these refrigerated they’ll last at least a month just fine!

      1. Jaime

        Thanks. I ended up boiling them just I case :) We love jalapeños but I tried another recipe before these so I now have 10 jars of jalapeños and will never go through them in a month lol. Thanks again :)


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