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Quick Pickling Recipe

How to make a quick pickle recipe that works with all your favorite vegetables like red onions, sweet peppers, jalapeño, and hot peppers.
Course Appetizer, garnish
Cuisine American, Pickling
Keyword pickle, pickling, pickling recipes, quick pickle, quick pickle recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Pickling Time 2 hours
Total Time 4 hours 35 minutes
Servings 4 8oz jars
Calories 63kcal
Cost $10.00


  • 4 8-ounce mason jars (or 2 pint jars)
  • 1 large funnel
  • 1 whisk


  • 1 ½ cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 ½ tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried herbs or spices (optional)

Pickling Vegetables

  • ½ large English Cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 2 large jalapeños, thinly sliced and stems removed
  • 4 baby sweet red peppers, sliced and stems removed
  • ¼ large red onion, thinly sliced


  • Prepare Jars: Place the prepared vegetables separately into four clean 8-ounce mason jars.
  • Make Pickling Brine: In a large saucepan, combine all the ingredients for brine over medium heat and bring to a simmer until the sugar and salt are dissolved.
  • Pour Brine: Once the sugar and salt are dissolved, turn off the heat and then distribute the pickling liquid into the jars of vegetables using a funnel, making sure there is ½ inch space from the rim of the jar to the top of the vegetables. Seal the jars. Note: there is no need to filter as you want the red chili pepper flakes to sit in the brining liquid.
  • Store: Let the jars come to room temperature, and then place in the refrigerator, ideally for 24 hours for the brine to infuse into the vegetables, before serving.


*These are not meant for pantry storage. This method is intended for storing in the refrigerator and consuming in 2 months or less. 
*These portions are good for 4 (8z) mason jars, or 2 pint jars. 


Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3502mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 211IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg