Pickled Jalapeños Recipe in a mason jar
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Pickled Jalapeños

While you can purchase pickled jalapeños at the grocery store, they're easy to prepare at home, and you get much more control over the flavor. Learn how to pickle jalapeños with this easy tutorial!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Condiments, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pickled Jalapeños
Servings: 4 - 8 servings
Calories: 87kcal
Author: Jennifer Farley


  • 20 medium jalapeño peppers (see notes)
  • 1 cup white vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt or 1 tablespoon pickling salt
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 1 large garlic clove, peeled and smashed


  • Slice the jalapeños into approximately 1/4 inch slices, discarding the stems.
  • In a medium-sized saucepan, bring the vinegar, sugar, salt, peppercorns, garlic and 1 cup of water to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally to help the sugar dissolve. Once the liquid reaches a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer.
  • Add the jalapeños to the saucepan and turn the the heat back up to high until it reaches a boil. Once boiling, remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the mixture to sit for 10 minutes.
  • Transfer the pickled jalapeños and pickling liquid to a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.


Total yield: approximately 1 quart
I highly recommend using kitchen-safe gloves while slicing hot peppers. Otherwise, the residual oils on your skin will burn your eyes if you rub them.
Most of the heat is concentrated into the seeds and white pith of hot peppers. If you want to cut back on the heat level, discard some of the loose seeds before adding them to the saucepan.


Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Sodium: 3492mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 770IU | Vitamin C: 83.2mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.4mg