Pickles

Quick and Easy Refrigerator Pickled Banana Peppers

Make these Quick and Easy Refrigerator Pickled Banana Peppers to enjoy on sandwiches, pizza, salads and more!  This simple recipe can be made in less than one hour.  No canning required.

This recipe makes ‘Refrigerator’ Pickled Banana Peppers which means there is no need for sealing the jars, just keep them in the fridge for months to enjoy!  Makes a small batch but you can easily double the recipe.

A jar of yellow pickled banana peppers

Two jars of red, orange and yellow pickled peppers sitting on the kitchen counter

Turn summers harvest into delicious dishes!

This time of year my kitchen counters are loaded with produce from our local farmers’s market, and I LOVE IT.  I just cannot resist all the fresh produce that is so plentiful in the fall.  The problems though, is making sure nothing goes to waste…if you’re like me, you want to use everything.  I actually put together this post with loads of recipe ideas for what to make with all that produce…I hope you find it helpful!

An open jar and small dish of pickled banana peppers

Pickling is a great way to preserve peppers!

One of the vegetables in abundance right now are peppers…peppers peppers everywhere, all different kinds.  I like to buy loads of different varieties which are great in soups, stews and all kinds of dinner recipes.  But my most favourite are the banana peppers that I buy to turn into delicious and spicy pickled peppers.

A top down view of an open jar of pickled banana peppers

Two jars of red, orange and yellow pickled peppers sitting on the kitchen counter

Homemade is easy and better!

Before I started pickling these, I always had a jar of store-bought banana peppers in my fridge…we love them as a condiment with so many things like pizza, sandwiches and more.  But after I made my first jar of homemade pickled peppers I decided right then and there that I would never buy another jar if I could help it.  Homemade pickled peppers are crunchy and SO much more flavourful.

A top down view of an open jar and small dish of pickled banana peppers

Red, Orange or Yellow!

You can find banana peppers in yellow, orange and red.  And you can make these peppers in any colour combination that you like…all one colour or multi-colour!  Jars of multi-coloured peppers are very pretty!

Two jars of red, orange and yellow pickled peppers sitting on a tea towel

A top down view of an open jar of yellow pickled banana peppers

How to enjoy pickled banana peppers:

  • They are absolutely delicious on this Italian Sandwich, but they’re also great on any sandwich.
  • Add them as a topping to pizza.  So good.
  • Add them to hot dogs and hamburgers.
  • Toss them in salads.
  • Enjoy them with stews, soups and casseroles…anything that you like with a little extra spice!
  • I like them as a ‘condiment’ with roasted chicken.
  • Eat them as is like pickles…they’re wonderful for snacking!

Recipe Tips:

  • This recipe is for ‘refrigerator’ pickled peppers.  What this means is that you don’t need to seal the jar.  Just keep the jar of pickles in your fridge and enjoy!
  • This recipe makes a small batch of pickled banana peppers, but you can easily double the recipe to make more.  It can make 1 – 32 oz jar or 2 smaller jars.
  • These refrigerator pickled peppers will keep for at least 3 – 5 months or longer.  That is, if they last that long…ours disappear quickly!
  • I used yellow banana peppers but you can use any colour pepper that you like.  Jars of multi-colour pickled peppers are gorgeous!
  • For my batch of pickled peppers I removed most of the seeds, but if you like your peppers really spicy, consider leaving them in.
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Quick and Easy Refrigerator Pickled Banana Peppers


  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 - 32 oz jar 1x

Description

This recipe makes a small batch (1 – 32 oz jar) of pickled banana peppers, but you can easily double the recipe to make more.


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Ingredients

  • 3 cups sliced banana peppers, most seeds removed
  • 1 3/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp pickling salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar

Instructions

Preparing the Peppers:

  1. Remove the stems, seeds and inner membranes of the peppers.  I didn’t remove all the seeds, just as many as I could.  If you like your peppers really spicy, consider leaving them in.
  2. Slice the peppers into 1/4 inch slices.

Making the pickling brine:

  1. In a saucepan mix together the vinegar, water, pickling salt and sugar.
  2. Boil for about 1 minute.
  3. Remove from heat.

Putting it all together:

  1. In your clean jars, add the slices of pepper.
  2. Pour the hot brine over the peppers.
  3. Gently tap the bottom of your jars on the counter to remove any bubbles and to allow the peppers to settle.
  4. Top up with brine, leaving about 1/2 inch of air space in the jar.
  5. Clean the rim of the jar and add your lid.
  6. Refrigerate and let sit for at least 3 – 5 days.
  7. These pickled peppers will last for months.

  • Category: Pickles

Keywords: pickled banana peppers

Have a delicious day!

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