No matter what you’re growing this summer season, pickling is a great way to preserve vegetables and fruits for year-round consumption! These easy homemade quick-pickled jalapenos are the perfect condiment for summer eating.
homemade quick-pickled jalapenos on hard boiled eggs

You know you’re back in civilization when.

(A list, by me.)


(1) Your cell phone no longer has a large red circle with an X through it flashing where bars of service should be.

(2) You can receive more than one radio station on your car radio.

(3) None of those radio stations play Irish folk dances, polkas, and/or jigs. At least one of them plays Lady Gaga.


(4) You do not actually have to drive your car to get to the nearest store.

(5) The nearest store is a supermarket. Not a trading post or gas station. A supermarket.


So what exactly does one do in the land that cell phone towers and radio waves forgot (other than listening to talks about clathrin-mediated endocytosis, of course)?

Only having been there for three and a half days, I can’t really say for sure, but I’d be willing to bet that “pickling stuff” is high on the list of recreational activities.

It just feels like the kind of thing you would do if you had nothing else to do. Or if you just really love pickles, which was my excuse.

Pickled jalapenos are a favorite condiment of mine and when I have a jar in the fridge, I tend to find any and every excuse to throw them onto whatever I’m eating – burgers, sandwiches, eggs, salads. You name it, and I’ll adorn it.

Luckily for my mild-moderate addiction, they are plenty easy to make at home and require only a mix with a boiling vinegar solution and a brief (few hour) sit in the fridge before they are that sweet, savory, spicy combination that we all know and love. Many other quick pickles can be made in exactly this same way, so feel free to go crazy with whatever you have in your crisper drawer.

And no matter how crazy these times that we’re living in get, how overloaded our cell phones seem to be with good service, the variety of music we can choose from on Spotify (which also requires functional cell phones), or how many grocery store chains exist within a 1 mile radius of our apartments. At least we always have our pickles to fall back on. And that truly is a comfort.

Stay gold, Andover. Stay gold.

Homemade Quick-Pickled Jalapenos
No matter what you're growing this summer season, pickling is a great way to preserve vegetables and fruits for year-round consumption! These easy quick-pickled jalapenos are the perfect condiment for summer eating.
Yield: 1 large jar
  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
  • 16 jalapenos, stems trimmed and sliced
  1. In a large saucepan, combine the vinegar, water, sugar, salt, coriander seeds, and garlic. Bring to a boil, dissolving the sugar and salt. Add the sliced jalapenos to the pan and push down on them, so they get submerged in the liquid.
  2. Cover, turn off the heat, and let sit for 10-15 minutes. Transfer the jalapenos and garlic to a mason jar. Pour the pickling juice over them until the jar is full. Let cool to room temperature before covering. Store in the refrigerator.
  3. Use as condiments for burgers, sandwiches, or as I've used them here - atop hard boiled eggs with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a sprinkling of smoked paprika!
Recipe adapted from Simply Scratch

For more quick pickling, check out these:

five spice chicken with pickled cherries

Pickled Cherries

pickled nectarine salad with burrata

Pickled Nectarine Salad with Burrata

fried spelt berries with pickled carrots

Fried Spelt Berries with Pickled Carrots, Kale and Eggplant

smoky kale and potato cakes and red kale salad with quick-pickled apples from Eats Well With Others

Red Kale Salad with Quick-Pickled Apples

From Around the Web:

Spicy Quick Pickled Radishes from Cookie and Kate

Japanese Quick Pickled Cucumbers from The Lemon Bowl

Quick Pickled Strawberries from Cafe Johnsonia

Fried Dill Pickles from Syrup and Biscuits


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46 Responses to Homemade Quick-Pickled Jalapenos on Hard-Boiled Eggs

  1. I made pickled onions and loved them but these would be awesome on some tacos… needs to happen!

  2. Those look delicious! I love pickled jalapenos, I’ll have to try this method soon! 🙂

  3. Delicious! I could foresee lots of yummy dishes with these pickled jalapenos. Love ’em on the hard boiled eggs too!

  4. I love jalepenos. What a great idea to pickle them!

  5. From your description, I’m not sure I’ve ever lived in civilization 🙁 I lose cell phone service for at least an hour a day and definitely can’t drive to the store without losing signal. And it’d be a long ass walk if I weren’t driving 😉 And while there are radio stations that play Lady Gaga, there’s at least 2 folky stations… Suffice it to say, pickling IS something we do for fun around here, so I’m going to go ahead and pickle some jalapenos and then eat my feelings while I dream about living in a real city :-p

  6. You know, I have eaten plenty of pickled foods but have never pickled anything in my life! You make these pickled jalapenos seem to easy and not to mention totally enticing on those boiled egg halves! Knowing that it takes only distilled white vinegar, water, sugar, kosher salt, coriander seeds
    & garlic cloves – makes me feel I should give up my pickle buying habit and start pickling at home! Thanks Joanne!

  7. I’m a huge fan of homemade pickled jalapenos! I usually make a big batch at the end of summer so we can enjoy them for a while. Love the idea of serving them on top of hard boiled eggs.

  8. Olivia says:

    I am a huge fan of eggs. Love ABSOLUTELY everything with egg involved. I think it tastes as good as it looks on the picture.

  9. I love this idea, eggs with pickled jalapenos. We love eggs and jalapenos. Your photos are amazing! Thank you for sharing this recipe, now we know how to pickle them!

  10. OMG these are so super adorable! LOVE them!!

  11. This recipe looks so simple yet it’s so flavorful! YUM!

  12. Heather says:

    Yum! Adding these to the list! Now if I could just get my jalapenos to grow…

  13. Mmm I need t try this so so badly! I bet it pairs wonderfully with eeeeeveeeerything I have in my fridge 😉 Glad you’re back into civilisation! x

  14. Julia says:

    A few days away from civilization sounds wonderful! Although it’s always nice to be back in cell service and listen to the good tunes on the radio.

    I just pickled a batch of chilies a few days ago!! I haven’t cracked the jar open yet, but I’m excited to see how they turn out 😀 LOVE the idea of pickled ‘pinos on hard-boiled egg!

  15. sandra says:

    that first shot is great! I love all the eggs in a row.

    I can rarely eat a jalapeno myself – does the pickling make them milder?

  16. I had no idea it was so easy to make pickled jalapenos. Now I have no excuse not to make these immediately!

  17. only last week , for the first time ever, I pickled veggies for my banh mi wraps. Pickled jalapeños are always stocked in my pantry but I didn’t think of doing it myself. Having picked other veggies last week, I can vouch for how quick and easy it is.

    And I love how funny you are!

  18. Karly says:

    Um, are those the most gorgeous photos you’ve ever taken or what? Love. And now I want pickled jalapenos and boiled eggs immediately.

  19. Christina says:

    I need to get my pickling on! Its been on my to try list for awhile…. I would just eat these alone as a snack 🙂

  20. I wish I had some jalapenos to make some pickles! These would make a great late afternoon snack.

  21. Kate says:

    I have never even thought of pickling my own jalapenos!

  22. Eggs and pickled jalapenos are so good together! These look lovely. Welcome back from the wilderness!

  23. Eileen says:

    Refrigerator pickles are some of the best possible solutions for a glut of fresh summer peppers! I may or may not have a few jars of them hanging around as we speak. 🙂

  24. Oh, boy do I love myself some pickled jalapenos. I’m growing my own this year, and now I know what I’m making first! These look awesome, Joanne! STUNNING photos too! 🙂

  25. This is such perfect timing! I was just gobbling up pickled jalapenos at a favorite local restaurant the other day and thinking, “I’ve got to make these!” Thanks for the recipe!

  26. Krista says:

    What delightful little bites! I love green chilies with my eggs, but I’ve never tried jalapenos before. 🙂

  27. I love quick pickles! It’s one of my favorite summer pastimes 🙂

  28. I love a good quick pickle!!! I cannot wait too long to eat said pickled item so the quicker the better!

  29. Welcome back to civilisation! Am so into pickling, really want to try this – but that reminds me, I REALLY want to try those pickled nectarines!

  30. alyssa says:

    I also always have pickled jalapenos in my fridge and put them on everything! Love the addition of coriander seeds.

  31. Chris says:

    For some strange reason, I have never pickled my own jalapenos but that has to change. I wonder how pickle smoked jalapenos would be.

  32. I will devour anything that is pickled! I actually just bought some pickled jalapenos to use in some salsa and I was wondering how easy it would be to make them myself, so this post is perfect timing! Don’t think I will be buying them anymore! I love the pairing of pickled jalapenos and hard boiled eggs 🙂

  33. I think I would have died without cell service for 3 days, you are a brave soul. These jalapeños need to happen asap.

  34. I live in an area with no public transportation. I can walk to my closest grocery store but mostly I have to drive to get my shopping done 🙂

  35. Every time I walk into a Subway store, I always ask them to add extra pickled jalapenos in my sandwich because they just make everything taste soooo much better!!!! I didn’t know it was this easy to make my own pickles jalapenos at home!!! Pinning this right away! 😀

  36. Christine says:

    Sadly, I will never enter into the land of jalapeños…they would just do me in. Which is sad because these sound so easy and I love pickles. Pepperocini on sandwiches are a nice treat though.

  37. I love the idea of ‘pickling things’, whether I’m out in the middle of nowhere or not. I’ve never tried it but now you’ve got me thinking about it at least. I’d like to try little pickled cucumbers, too.
    Love your photos!

  38. I’ll keep in mind, should I ever move Rural, that I’ll be able to pickle and preserve all those things I think about pickling / preserving but never actually do 😀

  39. Danguole says:

    <– Jalapeno fanatic. Cooked, fresh, pickled, charred… I want! I always go for the store-bought stuff, and I'm not sure why. Next time I buy one of those Trader Joe's packs of fresh jalapenos I can never finish, I'mma do this!

  40. Jaden says:

    Love love love the photos! Brilliant pairing with eggs 🙂

  41. Reeni says:

    Love me some pickled peppers! Never made them myself but you can bet I will now. Sounds like you were out in the boonies somewhere! Glad you’re home.

  42. I love pickles! I never thought to put pickled jalapeños on HB eggs – great idea!

  43. tigerfish says:

    Interesting use of cloves and coriander seeds. I am thinking to pickle with just apple cider vinegar and maybe just a little sugar. Do you grow jalapenos at home?

  44. Kelster says:

    After reading this on Sunday, I spent a considerable amount of time researching Andover. Then I totally forgot that I wanted to leave you a comment. What did I want to say? Andover mesmerized me!

  45. Thank you for including our Fried Dill Pickles in this great article! We love pickled jalapeño, also. Your recipe is great!

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