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How to Make Pickled Peppers - no canning or preserving experience needed
How to Make Pickled Peppers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

An easy tutorial on how to make pickled peppers. Use this recipe to can peppers from your garden to keep them fresh for months!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: canning, pickled, preserving
Servings: 1 quart
Author: Julia
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil *
  • 12 ounces chilies of choice about 4 cups
  • 4 cloves garlic sliced in half
  • 1 3/4 cup white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar **
  • ½ teaspoon salt
You Will Also Need:
  • 1- Quart Mason Jar
Optional Add-Ins:
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 to 2 tsp whole coriander seed
  • 1 to 2 tsp cloves
  • 1 to 2 tsp peppercorns
  • 1 to 2 tsp whole cumin seed
  • 1 to 2 tsp whole mustard seed
  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high and add the chilies and garlic. Sauté, stirring frequently until softened, about 5 minutes. Allow the chilies to cool enough to handle.
  2. Add the chilies and garlic to a sanitized 1-quart sized jar (or 4 smaller mason jars).
  3. Note: If desired, slice some of the chilies in half length-wise in order to infuse the vinegar with chili spice and flavor.
  4. Heat the vinegar, water, sugar and salt in a small saucepan until sugar and salt is dissolved.
  5. Pour the water/vinegar mixture over the chilis and allow the contents of the jar to cool to room temperature. Seal the jar and refrigerate. Pickled peppers will stay fresh in an air-tight jar for up to 1 month.

Recipe Notes

*Replace the olive oil with avocado oil or grapeseed oil.

**If you don't do cane sugar, you can use coconut sugar or pure maple syrup.

You can also leave the chilies raw and skip the sautéing process, but they will come out more firm.