Low Sodium Pickled Jalapeños
If you love pickled jalapeños but you want to ditch the sodium of store-bought varieties and you don’t have time to go through the traditional at-home canning process, this is the recipe for you. This recipe only takes about 30 minutes to put together without all of the fuss of traditional canning. Although these pickled jalapeños aren’t shelf stable, they will last in the refrigerator for quite some time so you can enjoy them throughout the week with your favorite Mexican dishes, in salads, and on sandwiches. They are amazingly crisp, delicious, and the heat completely depends on the jalapeños that you buy or grow.
- 1½ cups fresh, sliced jalapeños
- ¼ cup red onion, diced
- 1 tbsp garlic, finely chopped
- 1 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tbsp No Salt
- 1 mason jar
- Set aside the mason jar for later.
- In a medium saucepan, combine all of ingredients except for the jalapeños and onion, and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the No Salt and sugar.
- Add the jalapeño slices and onion to the brine, stirring frequently, and boil for about 8 to 10 minutes until they turn that pea soup color you're accustomed to seeing in store-bought canned jalapeños.
- Once they are the right color/consistency, remove from heat, cover, and allow to soak in the brine for about 10 minutes.
- Carefully transfer jalapeños into mason jar and funnel brine into the jar. Leave uncovered and let it cool to room temperature before covering.
- Once jar is room temperature, cover, and place in the refrigerator.
- Best if refrigerated for about 8 hours before eating.
These canned pickled jalapeños are so simple to make and taste so much fresher than the ones that you buy in the store. Once you try this low sodium recipe, you may never buy them at your favorite grocery store again.
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