Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Easy Pickled Sweet Peppers #FoodieExtravaganza

Foodie Extravaganza is where we celebrate obscure food holidays or cook and bake together with the same ingredient or theme each month. This month - I am hosting - I invited bloggers to come up with pickles since National Pickle Day is November 14th.

We hope you all enjoy our delicious pickled creations this month and come back to see what we bring for you next month.

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Hello dear friends and Happy Wednesday!
 It's confession time! 

As unbelievable as this sounds, it's true! Every word!

There IS something that I enjoy eating, almost as much as 
I enjoy eating chocolate, and it is Pickled Peppers!

I said almost...!!

When I order a sub from Subway, I have the person making my sandwich,
 pile the peppers on!

There have even been a couple of times, when Lindsay and I are sharing a foot-long sub, and 
when a pepper falls out of it, we see just who's the fastest to pick it up!

I will even go so far to say that I like Pickled Peppers more than Dill Pickles!
Seriously, I do!

For this Thanksgiving, I'm going to serve alongside the faithful duo ,
 that you can not go wrong with appetizers of olives and pickles,
these Easy Sweet Pickled Peppers. 

With only 5 ingredients, this is the easiest pickling recipe,
that I've ever made, that is also very inexpensive to make!

I recycled my Bertolli spaghetti sauce jars, to put the pickled peppers in, and I had 
garlic and vinegar, I just needed to pick up the peppers and the pickling salt!

I didn't use a mandolin, but you could most certainly use one 
to slice the peppers thinner than I did, or slice them into strips!

Here is the recipe I used from The Creeksidecook, that I put a little twist on, my husband likes his peppers a little spicy, so I just added a pinch or two of red pepper flakes to the jar.

I had two Bertolli jars filled, so I divided the recipe.

Pickled Sweet Peppers from CreekSideCook


1 pound Sweet Peppers
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 cups water
1/2 cup white vineagar
2 Tbls. canning salt
a pinch of red pepper flakes


Cut peppers into rings or slices; mince garlic. Divide both the peppers and the garlic, between the clean and washed out recycled spaghetti jars (I had 2), and pack them in. Add a pinch of red pepper flakes to each jar.  In a large saucepan, bring water, vinegar, and salt to a boil. Carefully ladle hot brine over pepper mixture, making sure the peppers are completely covered. Screw on the lids.

Since these pickled peppers are not canned, let them stand at room temperature for two to three days and then you need to put them in the refrigerator. They are ready to eat, but taste better if left sitting in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks, up to a month. They can be stored in the refrigerator for  several (2 to 3) months.

The Pickled Posts...in alphabetical order of recipe title
Hope you all enjoy the rest of your week!
Until next time!

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  1. I love how easy it is to make these at home - I will have to give them a try!

  2. Those beautifully filled jars would make colorful and delicious gifts as well I'll bet!

  3. Wow, we would love this at our house. And it is so easy. I like the fact that you can store in the frig. PS-i pile on the peppers at Subway too !!!!! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Yum! I love the pickled peppers on my subway sandwiches too, but have never pickled peppers at home. I really need to try this!

  5. Hi Christine,
    These look so good and not too difficult to make.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Julie xo

  6. Peter Piper would be very proud of your pickled peppers.....sorry, I couldn't control myself LOL. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

  7. What a great recipe! I have never made pickled sweet peppers, but this is definitely going on my "must make" list. They look fantastic!

  8. I love easy and I love peppers...so this is definitely a recipe for me! :-) Thank you again so very much for your sweet, adorable gift! I've interrupted my blog break so I could make a quick post about it! You are so sweet and thoughtful! I hope you had a wonderful Halloween weekend! Hugs!!

  9. This sounds so great! I've pinned it! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  10. Just as pretty as it is practical--and looks delicious!

  11. I just pinned your awesome Pickled Sweet Peppers! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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