Pickled Jalapeños Escabeche Recipe

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Flenn Pierce Modified: March 21, 2022
Pickled Jalapeños Escabeche Recipe

How To Make Pickled Jalapeños Escabeche

This pickled jalapeños escabeche recipe is a perfect pair for any Mexican dish or snacks. Made with fresh jalapeño chili peppers and flavorful spices.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • 1lbjalapeño,and/or serrano if you wish and chile peppers
  • cupextra virgin olive oil
  • 3medium onions,white or yellow, thickly sliced
  • 3medium carrots,peeled and thickly sliced
  • florets cauliflower,from half a small, optional
  • 1garlic head,cloves separated but not peeled
  • 4cupsapple cider vinegar
  • 2tbspkosher salt,or sea salt
  • 2bay leaves
  • ½tsporegano,dried
  • 4fresh marjoram sprigs,can sub fresh oregano or ¼ teaspoon dried
  • 4fresh thyme sprigs,or ¼ teaspoon dried
  • 1tbspsugar


  1. Wash the chiles, leaving the stems intact. Cut a cross in the tip end of each chile so that the vinegar will be able to penetrate the chiles.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large, deep skillet. Add the chiles, onions, carrots, cauliflower if using, and garlic. Fry over medium heat for about 10 minutes, turning them over occasionally.

  3. Add the vinegar, salt, bay leaves, dried oregano, marjoram, thyme, and sugar, and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

  4. Make sure the chiles are entirely cooked through before canning. You will know they are cooked when they are no longer vibrant green, but a dull, olive green.

  5. Pack 4 to 5 pint-sized sterilized jars with the chiles and vegetables. Top with the vinegar cooking liquid and seal.

  6. Process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes. Once opened, can keep for one to two months in the refrigerator.


  • Calories: 132.33kcal
  • Fat: 7.52g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.07g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.28g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.87g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.16g
  • Fiber: 2.78g
  • Sugar: 5.83g
  • Protein: 1.38g
  • Sodium: 482.19mg
  • Calcium: 47.26mg
  • Potassium: 321.97mg
  • Iron: 1.06mg
  • Vitamin A: 181.66µg
  • Vitamin C: 61.00mg
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