Pickled Jalapeno Peppers

I bet you love those pickled peppers on top of your burger! They are easy to make at home. Try this recipe for pickled jalapeno peppers right now and you'll never want any other anymore! I've used both the pickle juice and the peppers for some delicious recipes! Stay tuned!
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 jar


  • cups  white vinegar
  • 1/2  cup  mirin
  • 1/4  cup  olive oil
  • tbsp.  kosher salt
  • 1/2  cup  sugar
  • star anise pod
  • tbsp  dried cilantro
  • 16  chopped jalapeno peppers


  1. Add the olive oil to a saucepan and toss in the star anise, dried cilantro, and salt. Let simmer for 2 minutes while the flavors develop.
  2. Add the mirin, sugar and white vinegar to the saucepan and cook for about 5 minutes. Warning cooking vinegar might be somewhat breath taking. Make sure your room is well ventilated.
  3. Meanwhile you chop the jalapeno peppers. I made some rings but you can halve them too!
  4. Add the chopped jalapeno rings to a clean sterile jar (like these weck jars) and pour the pickling juice on top of the jalapeno peppers. Close the lid and set aside to cool down.

  5. Put in the fridge for at least 1 day or up to 3weeks. The longer you wait the better the taste!

Stay tuned for some interesting recipes based on this delicious pickled jalapeno peppers.

Recipe Notes

Note: You can also add some carrots to the jar! I did it the second time I made the pickles and they are more than delicious!! Note 2: Try making the pickles with some smoked jalapeno's (aka.: chipotle)