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Quick Pickled Jalapeños Recipe

This sweet and sour Pickled Jalapeños Recipe is the best way to enjoy the spicy pepper. All you have to do is let jalapeño slices sit in a pickling solution overnight in the refrigerator.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 24 kcal


  • 4 jalapeño peppers thinly sliced
  • cup distilled white vinegar
  • cup water
  • 1 ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • Pickling spice red pepper flakes, garlic, and/or dill, optional


  1. Add vinegar, water, salt, and sugar to a saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low. Simmer for 2-3 minutes, whisking occasionally, or until the salt and sugar have dissolved.
  2. Add the sliced jalapeños to a 16-oz. mason jar along with pickling spice, red pepper flakes, garlic, and/or dill, if using.
  3. Pour the warm solution over the jalapeños and let cool to room temperature. If there is any space left in the jar, pour additional water in until it just reaches the top.
  4. Cover the jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or up to overnight before enjoying.

Recipe Notes

Meal Prep and Storage

  • To Prep-Ahead: This is a recipe that needs to be made ahead of time! Make it a couple of days before you need it for best results.
  • To Store: Pickled jalapeños will last in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to 2 to 3 months.
  • To Freeze: You can keep these peppers in a freezer-safe container for up to 5 to 6 months.

Nutrition Facts
Quick Pickled Jalapeños Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 24
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.04g0%
Saturated Fat 0.003g0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.01g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.003g
Sodium 599mg26%
Potassium 19mg1%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 0.2g1%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 0.1g0%
Vitamin A 56IU1%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.