Pickled Padrón Peppers


This recipe for pickled Padrón peppers is made with a sweet and tangy brine.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 25 mins


  • ½ teaspoon vegetable oil

  • 12 fresh Padron chile peppers

  • 3 cups white vinegar

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled, halved

  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns

  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes


  1. Inspect one quart-sized jar for cracks and immerse in simmering water until peppers are ready. Wash a new, unused lid and ring in warm soapy water.

  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add peppers; cook and stir until peppers are shiny and lightly blistered, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.

  3. Transfer peppers to the sterilized jar and press them down into the bottom.

  4. Combine vinegar, sugar, garlic, peppercorns, and pepper flakes in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, then immediately remove from the heat.

  5. Pour vinegar mixture into the jar over peppers, filling to within 1/2 inch of the top. Run a clean knife or thin spatula around the insides of the jars to remove any air bubbles. Wipe rims with a moist paper towel to remove any residue. Top with lids and screw rings on tightly. Let rest for 24 hours.


If you can't find Padrón peppers, any small, fresh pepper will work, especially jalapeño or red Fresno chile peppers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

19 Calories
0g Fat
4g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 19
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 1mg 0%
Potassium 4mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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