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Pickled Mexican Vegetables

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 3 half-pint jars

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups distilled white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 4-6 cloves garlic
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground or crushed black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon canning & pickling salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown mustard seed or ground dry mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Mexican oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon epazote optional
  • 2 cups diagonally sliced carrots 1/8" slices
  • 1 1/2 cup radially sliced onion stem to root
  • 3/4-1 cup thinly sliced jalapeno
  • cilantro
  • carrot greens

Instructions
 

  • Combine vinegar, water, garlic, bay leaves, pepper, salts, mustard seed, Mexican oregano, and epazote and bring to boil.
  • Add carrots and simmer until tender.
  • Add onion and jalapenos; return to boil.
  • Remove from heat, add chopped fresh cilantro and/or carrot greens. Allow to cool.
  • Ladle into sterilized jars.
  • Store in refrigerator.

Notes

  1. The spiciness of these pickles depends greatly on the jalapenos. If you do not want these to be spicy, remove the seeds and membranes from the inside of the jalapenos before adding to the recipe. This will greatly reduce the heat but still give the flavor and color of the jalapeno.