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20 October 2015

Learn what pickling spices to use for flavoring your pickled chili peppers or other pickled foods.

Pickling spices help give your preserved pickled peppers an additional, multi-dimensional flavor. A typical pickled pepper recipe consists of chili peppers, of course, with a salty vinegar brine and pickling spices added in.

While you can certainly pickle your peppers without the pickling spice, it is that combination of spices that brings nuance and flavor to your final product.

There are many spice blends available to you, depending on your personal tastes, although some go better in combination with others. There is no right or wrong combination. It is up to you to choose which flavors mingle best and what suits your personal palate.

Pickling Spices for Pickled Peppers - Ready for Pickling

Homemade Pickling Spice

Typically, pickling spices are used whole or coarsely chopped, and include any combination of some of the following spices:

  • All Spice
  • Bay Leaves
  • Cardamom
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Cloves
  • Coriander Seeds
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Mustard Seeds
  • Peppercorns
  • Dill Seeds
  • Red Pepper Flakes

This is not an exhaustive list. Again, it depends on your own palate and preferred flavors. You’ll get a stronger flavoring with a pickling spice combination, and of course vary up the ratios to your liking. There are also pre-packaged pickling spice mixes available in many grocery stores as well.

Try Some of These Pickling Recipes

If you enjoy this recipe, I hope you’ll leave a comment with some STARS. Also, please share it on social media. Don’t forget to tag us at #ChiliPepperMadness. I’ll be sure to share! Thanks! — Mike H.

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Pickling Spices for Pickled Peppers
Homemade Pickling Spice
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
Typically, pickling spices are used whole or coarsely chopped, and include any combination of some of the following spices:
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pickling, preserving, spices
Servings: 10
Calories: 6 kcal
Author: Mike Hultquist
Ingredients
  • All Spice
  • Bay Leaves
  • Cardamom
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Cloves
  • Coriander Seeds
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Mustard Seeds
  • Peppercorns
  • Dill Seeds
  • Red Pepper Flakes
Instructions
  1. Combine the ingredients and proceed to pickling your chili peppers.

Recipe Notes

This is not an exhaustive list. Again, it depends on your own palate and preferred flavors. You'll get a stronger flavoring with a pickling spice combination, and of course vary up the ratios to your liking. There are also pre-packaged pickling spice mixes available in many grocery stores as well.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Pickling Spice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 6
% Daily Value*
Sodium 4mg 0%
Potassium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Vitamin A 1.2%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 1%
Iron 1.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Additional Resources for Pickling Your Chili Peppers

Additional Resources for Preserving Chili Peppers

Related Pickled Chili Pepper Recipes

If you enjoy this recipe, I hope you’ll leave a comment with some STARS. Also, please share it on social media. Don’t forget to tag us at #ChiliPepperMadness. I’ll be sure to share! Thanks! — Mike H.

 

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