Quick Pickled Peppers Recipe

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Quick Pickled Peppers are super easy to do, and so much fresher, and well as less expensive than buying them at the store.

Banana and Shishito Peppers just picked
Freshly Picked Peppers

Pepper Varieties

Peppers are easy to grow and they are an amazingly great addition to any garden. We like to grow new varieties each year, as well as our familiar favourites. There are many varieties of peppers, in various levels of heat, colours, and sizes. In fact, according to Wikipedia, there are 50,000 pepper varieties!

Obviously, we’ll never get around to trying them all, but we can have fun trying, right? This year we grew shishito peppers, which I shared with these  Grilled Sesame Shishito Peppers, as well as Hungarian wax peppers, and a unique little pepper called a Mad Hatter, alongside the usual bell, banana,  and jalapeno peppers

quick pickled peppers

What’s a Quick Pickle?

Quick Pickles, also called refrigerator pickles, are simply any vegetable that is packed in a vinegar brine and stored in the fridge. Unlike fermented pickles, they don’t require canning, and you can quick pickle just a single jar or two.

Besides peppers, you can quick pickle any vegetable. Try carrots, cucumbers, of course, green beans, asparagus, or check out this recipe for Quick Pickled Red Cabbage. And don’t stop at veggies. If you can think outside of the pickle jar, you will just love these Pickled Balsamic Cherries

Jars of pickles on a table

What’s in The Pickle Brine?

You can really have a lot of fun with quick pickle brines when it comes to flavours. Vinegar is always the base for the brine. Here is a list of possibilities that you can do with quick pickle brine.


  • Apple cider vinegar
  • White wine vinegar
  • Rice vinegar

Whole Spices

  • Whole Peppercorns
  • Mustard Seeds
  • Coriander seeds
  • Red Pepper Flakes

Fresh Herbs

  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Cilantro
  • Dill

Quick Pickle Additions

  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Lemongrass
  • Sugar

Quick Pickled Peppers

How to Use Quick Pickled Peppers

Pickled Peppers are great for topping burgers, hot dogs, tacos, and sandwiches. They are a nice addition to a charcuterie board and can be added to cocktails, like this Caesar Cocktail for a unique and tasty garnish. You can add them to omelettes, and salads. And, speaking of salads, try using some of that pepper-infused pickling brine to make a vinaigrette. The possible uses for Quick Pickled Peppers are endless.

A close up of jars of pickles on a table, with peppers








Jars of pickles on a table

Quick Pickled Peppers

Quick Pickling makes it easy and quick to have a jar of tasty Pickled Peppers in the fridge.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Marinating time 2 d
Total Time 2 d 20 mins
Course Sauces, Dips & Toppings
Cuisine Canning & Preserving
Servings 24
Calories 16 kcal


  • pint jars


  • 1 lb peppers sliced
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 2 cups rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp mustard seed
  • 2 tbsp celery seed


  • Pack peppers in two clean pint jars
  • Add one minced garlic clove to each jar
  • In a saucepan, bring vinegar, sugar, mustard and celery seeds to a boil.
  • Stir until sugar is dissolved
  • Remove from heat and pour hot brine over peppers, dividing evenly between jars.
  • Put lids on jars and allow them to cool.
  • Store in the fridge for at least a couple of days before enjoying.


Quick pickles taste better the longer they marinate.
The pickles can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 months


Serving: 1gCalories: 16kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 33mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 70IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg
Keyword pickles, pickling
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26 thoughts on “Quick Pickled Peppers Recipe

  1. Oh yum! A friend of mine once made candied pickled jalapenos and served them on a charcuterie board. They were amazing! I’ve been intrigued ever since. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  2. Quick pickling is definitely my kind of pickling! I had no idea that pickling peppers was so easy and here I am buying them. I will definitely be giving this a try!

  3. I pickled peppers for the first time this year, and now I don’t know it took me so long. They Are so tasty and so versatile. Love the quick pickle recipe and the flavour suggestions.

  4. How have I never tried pickling peppers before!? You make it sound so easy. I love to eat them so it’s only natural that I give this a try!

  5. I love any kind of pickles, and quick pickling has been on my list for a while! I’d love to have a jar or two of these pickled peppers in my fridge to go with sandwiches or even salads!

  6. Pickled peppers are the best! So good in cheese toasties on sandwiches and stews. I love how you show that pickling is actually pretty easy…anyone can do it!

  7. I’ve never tried pickled peppers… where have they been all my life! So need to try pickling some! 🙂

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