Pickled Jalapeño Recipe

Updated on December 4, 2019
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I decided to try making pickled jalapeños. The result was great! Here's how to prepare them and make the brine.

Pickled jalapeños
Pickled jalapeños

Pickled Jalapeños

I decided to try making pickled jalapeños at home. I've tried store-bought pickled jalapeños and thought they were very good, and I've never been a big fan of eating jalapeños straight. They need to be prepared in a way that I can tolerate them!


  • 2 cups jalapeños, cut crossway
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 head dill

For the brine:

  • 3 cups white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons canning salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar


  1. In a jar, add jalapeños, garlic, mustard seed, cumin, turmeric, and dill.
  2. Combine brine ingredients in a pot and bring to the boil.
  3. Pour brine our over jalapeños in the jar. Cover the jar and allow it to cool.
  4. Place the jar in the refrigerator for 2 weeks before eating.

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Step 1: Select jalapeños that are smooth.2. Cut each jalapeño crossways.3. Place spices in each jar.(I use mustard.)4. Place fresh dill head on top of jalapeños.5. Add a garlic clove.6. Fill with brine.7. Cover with a lid.
Step 1: Select jalapeños that are smooth.
Step 1: Select jalapeños that are smooth.
2. Cut each jalapeño crossways.
2. Cut each jalapeño crossways.
3. Place spices in each jar.
3. Place spices in each jar.
(I use mustard.)
(I use mustard.)
4. Place fresh dill head on top of jalapeños.
4. Place fresh dill head on top of jalapeños.
5. Add a garlic clove.
5. Add a garlic clove.
6. Fill with brine.
6. Fill with brine.
7. Cover with a lid.
7. Cover with a lid.


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    • firstcookbooklady profile imageAUTHOR

      Char Milbrett 

      11 months ago from Minnesota

      Yes, KonaGirl, Good luck. Let me know how you like them. I'm on my second jar and I added onions, and some frozen peas and carrots to the second jar, just for grins and giggles. Should be interesting... smile.

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      11 months ago from New York

      This looks like a great recipe. Will try when my jalapeños are ready to harvest. I had been looking for a good pickled jalapeño recipe. So glad when telepathy works. ROFL. I'm not a real fan of okra either. I only like it in gumbo or pickled in relish. When it's pickled it's delish and the slimy mucus is gone. My girlfriend's grandmother use to make an okra relish that was to die for. Wish she hadn't died with the recipe. I pinned this to my https://www.pinterest.com/konagirl/stocking-up/pic... board so I have it when I'm ready.

    • firstcookbooklady profile imageAUTHOR

      Char Milbrett 

      11 months ago from Minnesota

      Wesman Todd Shaw, thanks for your comment. Okra and Jalapeno? Hmmm. So far I have tried the jalapeno chunks, which I love, but the okra won't be ready for a few more days. I don't appreciate the slimy texture of deep fried okra, but the cousin I got the recipe from insisted that these okra pickles are not slimy. Onion and carrot sound like a flavor filled addition. As far as you not being able to pickle something, well, I did it - you can do it... Put stuff in pan. Turn burner on. Wait a few minutes. Pour into jar. Put cover on. Wait. Eat.

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      11 months ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Pickling both jalapenos and okra in the same jar sounds like a good deal to me. Seems like a lot of people don't like okra too much. I'm certainly not one of those, as I like it every way I've had it.

      I've got a jar of my mother's pickled jalapenos in my cabinet, and I've got store bought ones too. I like how the grocery here sells them with slices of carrots and some onion in the pickling as well.

      If I had any sense, I'd learn to pickle things myself, but seeing as how I do not have much in the way of sense, I wonder is it common to put turmeric in the mix? I've taken to using that stuff in recent years. I'll shake a bit on just about anything.


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