Pickled hot peppers & jalapeños are so versatile and a fridge staple. Depending on how much heat is your thing, they can spice up some nachos, a pizza or hot dogs, or you can get creative and use them as an ingredient.
Pickled Jalapeños & Chillies
A jar of pickled jalapeños is a fridge staple for me – I use them in so many things – I often buy from the store, but also make my own with this recipe for quick pickled jalapeños!
I love the crunch, heat and sweet saltiness from making my own, and with minimal ingredients and barely 5 minutes pre time there really is no excuse not to make your own.
Add as a garnish to all sorts of dishes, top rice with some, and my favourite guilty pleasure, but oh so good quick snack – cover with cheddar cheese and microwave to melt – sheer crunchy pickle, melty cheese bliss!
The best recipes using pickled jalapeños
Try Pickled Jalapenos in a simple black bean and tomato stew, and sprinkle a few extra on top, like with my black bean burrito bowls.
Add them to a Mexican style cheezy dip – I love this vegan queso blanco from Veggies Don’t Bite. If you do not want to make a dip I can vouch that chopped pickled jalapeños are very good with melted cheese – chop the chillis, cover with grated cheese and microwave until melted.
Top some fully laden nachos with picked chillis, ideal for a casual Saturday night supper on the sofa with friends, wine or beer and some telly. Get Sarah’s recipe for black bean nachos. (via Maison Cupcake)
Spice up your baking and add some heat to these mini cornbreads ideal for topping a bowl of chilli. (via Feeding Boys)
Chop and add pickled jalapenos to a quick cook cheesy soda bread as the ideal accompaniment to a bowl of soup for a weekday lunch (via FabFood4All).
When making cupcakes for a party add a piece of pickled jalapeño to one or two of them for game of chilli Russian Roulette.
Use pickled jalapenos to perk up a shop pizza, or make your own mini muffin pizza caprese topped with chilli (via Tinned Tomatoes).
Whizz some up with coconut milk, lime juice and coriander to make a quick Thai curry sauce.
Use some of the pickling water in salad dressings, or mix with a little mayonnaise for a dressing for a potato salad.
Sprinkle on top of my Cheesy Nachos.
Chop with herbs, add some oil and lemon zest to make a quick chimichurri style jalapeño relish.