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Pickled Jalapenos

These Pickled Jalapenos made with carrots, onions and spices taste just like the ones served at authentic Mexican restaurants. Pickled jalapenos are super easy to make and a great addition to tacos, burgers, quesadillas, salads and more.

Course Condiment
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Pickled Jalapenos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 53kcal


  • Glass Jars


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 carrots peeled and sliced  (1/4 inch thick)
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves peeled and lightly crushed
  • 8 -10 jalapenos sliced, stems discarded
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano*
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns


  • In a medium size pot or Dutch oven, heat up the oil over medium-high heat. Add the carrots and saute for about 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the sliced onions, garlic, jalapenos, oregano, allspice and thyme and cook stirring frequently for about  4 - 5 minutes or until the jalapeno skins start to peel off.
  • Stir in the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for about 8 to 10 minutes or until the jalapenos are slightly soft and dull in color.
  • Remove from the heat and divide the vegetables into mason jars or similar heatproof airtight containers. Cover the vegetables with the cooking liquid and allow to cool at room temperature. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months..


  • If you don't have Mexican oregano, you can use any dried oregano.
  • Cook the carrots first as they take a bit longer to cook than the onions and jalapeno peppers. However, don't overcook them. You want to keep the carrots a bit crisp (not mushy). 


Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1759mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2700IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.3mg