These Easy Pickled Peppers are a colorful and tasty addition to sandwiches, wraps, tossed salads and pasta dishes.

Easy Pickled Peppers Recipe |

Not only are these pickled peppers easy, but they sure do smell fabulous when cooking. How a few basic ingredients simmering in a pot can create such an appetite inducing aroma always surprises me. Vinegar, onions, garlic, peppers, and olives are nothing fancy, but when combined together, plus a little heat, they create an amazing aroma that will bring all the people to the kitchen. Everyone who walked in (even our usually picky eater of a son) inquired of what was cooking. These Easy Pickled Peppers are a bright pot of goodness is what it is!

Easy Pickled Peppers Recipe |

These Easy Pickled Peppers are super simple to prepare. Begin with small peppers. I like to use the colorful mini sweet peppers that are available at most grocers. Slice a small onion and peel a few garlic cloves. Add the peppers, onion and garlic cloves to a sauce pan along with some pitted olives, olive oil, vinegar, and salt. Simmer until tender. Stir in the fresh orange and lemon juice. Cover and let cool. Once cool, refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Keep peppers refrigerated in airtight containers until they are all gone! And they will be gone in no time!

These Easy Pickled Peppers are the perfectly pickled peppers for adding a bit of crunch and extra flavor to many dishes or enjoy them as a snack! And don’t forget that they’re so easy to make!

Try these pickled peppers with these delicious dishes:

Easy Pickled Peppers Recipe

Easy Pickled Peppers Recipe |

Easy Pickled Peppers

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

An easy recipe for making a small batch of pickled peppers for adding to salads, sandwiches and pasta dishes.


  • 8 ounces mini sweet peppers
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced onion (about 1/2 of a small onion)
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice


  1. Add peppers, onion, garlic cloves, olives, olive oil, vinegar, and salt to a saucepan. Bring to a simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes, or until peppers are tender.
  2. Remove from heat, stir in orange juice and lemon juice. Cover and let totally cool. Transfer to airtight container(s) and place in refrigerator and chill for at least 4 hours. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

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