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Published on August 09, 2022

jar of pickled red peppers

Recipe: Pickled Peppers

An Avera nutrition expert shares a pickling recipe that’ll help preserve your surplus bell peppers.

Pickled Peppers


  • 2½ cups white vinegar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 6 red bell peppers, sliced
  • 6 green bell peppers, sliced
  • 6 yellow bell peppers, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons pickling salt
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seed
  • 2 teaspoons whole allspice


  1. Take steps to sterilize four pint-sized jars.
  2. Bring vinegar, sugar and 2½ cups water to a boil. Add peppers and heat through.
  3. Remove peppers from liquid with a slotted spoon and pack into four pint-sized jars.
  4. Add half-teaspoons of salt, mustard seed and whole allspice to each jar.
  5. Pour hot liquid over peppers, leaving a quarter-inch of headspace. Seal and process for five minutes. You should start counting the processing time when the water starts to boil.

Learn more about nutrition and your health by contacting Avera Heart Hospital of South Dakota Dietitian Lauren Cornay.

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