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Taqueria-Style Pickled Jalapenos Recipe

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This taqueria-style pickled jalapenos recipe is my go-to for a spicy kick. It's simple, quick, and the tangy heat it adds to my dishes is just unbeatable. Try it, you'll love it!

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Pull up a chair, friends. Ready for a taste-bud adventure? I'm sharing my taqueria-style pickled jalapenos recipe. Sweet, tangy with a fiery kick - they add a delicious zing to any meal. Did I tell you about the satisfying crunch? These homemade pickled jalapenos aren't just mouthwatering, they're ridiculously easy to make! You're gonna love this. So, shall we?

Ingredients for Taqueria-Style Pickled Jalapenos

  • Jalapenos: Adds heat and flavor, a staple in Mexican cuisine, provides a spicy kick to the pickled jalapenos recipe.
  • White vinegar: Balances flavors, adds tanginess, and preserves the jalapenos, crucial for achieving the signature tangy taste.
  • Water: Helps dilute the vinegar, ensures the right acidity level, and softens the jalapenos during the pickling process.
  • Garlic: Infuses a subtle garlicky flavor, enhances the overall taste profile, and complements the spiciness of the jalapenos.
  • Sugar: Balances the acidity of the vinegar, adds a touch of sweetness, and rounds out the flavors of the pickled jalapenos.

Essential Tools for Making Pickled Jalapenos

  • Saucepan: Essential for boiling the pickling liquid and jalapenos together evenly.
  • Jar: Needed for storing the pickled jalapenos in the refrigerator after preparation.

Serves: 8 people

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes


  • 1 cup sliced jalapenos
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns


  1. In a saucepan, combine vinegar, water, garlic, sugar, salt, and peppercorns. Bring to a boil.
  2. Add sliced jalapenos to the boiling mixture and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature.
  4. Transfer the pickled jalapenos to a jar and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 15 kcal | Carbohydrates: 3 g | Protein: 0 g | Total Fat: 0 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 880 mg | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 2 g | Calcium: 10 mg | Potassium: 60 mg | Iron: 0.2 mg | Vitamin A: 200 µg | Vitamin C: 30 mg

Can You Make Pickled Jalapenos Ahead of Time?

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the pickled jalapenos as per the recipe.
  • Store the pickled jalapenos in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Freezing Instructions

  • Unfortunately, pickled jalapenos do not freeze well due to their high water content. It's best to enjoy them fresh from the refrigerator.

One interesting fact about this taqueria-style pickled jalapenos recipe is that you can customize the level of heat by adjusting the amount of seeds and membranes you leave in the jalapenos. More seeds and membranes mean spicier pickled jalapenos!

Common Questions About Taqueria-Style Pickled Jalapenos

How long do these pickled jalapenos last in the refrigerator?
These pickled jalapenos can last for up to 2-3 months in the refrigerator if stored properly.
Can I adjust the level of spiciness in this recipe?
Yes, you can adjust the spiciness by adding more or fewer jalapenos or even removing the seeds for a milder flavor.
Are pickled jalapenos good for health?
Pickled jalapenos can be a good source of vitamins and antioxidants, but they are also high in sodium, so consume them in moderation.
Can I reuse the pickling liquid for another batch of jalapenos?
It's best to make a fresh batch of pickling liquid for each new batch of jalapenos to ensure the best flavor and quality.
How soon can I start using the pickled jalapenos after making them?
It's best to let the pickled jalapenos sit in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before using them to allow the flavors to develop.

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