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How to Make Fermented Jalapeno Peppers

Are you a Jalapeno lover? This is a recipe that I am sure you will love. And, if you haven’t tried Jalapeno peppers, then you’re about to learn exactly how to make fermented Jalapeno peppers, why you should make it and why it’s so delicious.

Fermented Jalapeno peppers are not only delicious and spicy but provide a variety of health benefits. It’s the perfect snack for your gut because it contains a rich number of beneficial bacteria for your body. The basic principals of fermentation not only provide your body with healthy bacteria but can preserve your veggies for a long time!

It’s really that simple, follow the recipe above and you’re on your way to making the best pickled fermented jalapeno peppers there is. You may be wondering what the fermentation process does, apart from the health benefits  – it’s really what makes the jalapeno peppers so delicious. The fermentation process intensifies the spicy flavor of the jalapenos and the carrots acompanying them.

Try this spectacular, healthy recipe – if you are a busy mom, or if you’re health conscious in any way, this is an easy and quick snack for you and your family. Send us pictures and let us know how much you enjoyed this fermented jalapeno peppers recipe.


fermented jalapeno peppersTips for your fermented jalapeños:

  • You’ll see bubbles after a few days. That means your jalapeños are fermenting. You can open the jar to let the fumes escape, but you don’t have to.
  • Once fermented, jalapeños become a little yellowish, but this is normal. Make sure the vegetables are always covered with the brine.
  • You may feel that the spice gets more concentrated when it ferments, but it depends on how spicy your jalapeños are before they ferment.
  • Caution: if you are eating this pickle for the first time, the carrot will become as hot, or hotter, than the jalapeño itself.


Fermented Jalapeno Peppers

A batch of fresh, green jalapeno peppers, paired with carrots and garlic, that are undergoing fermentation.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time5 d
Cuisine: Fermented
Keyword: easy, fermented, fermented jalapenos, homemade, jalapenos, lactofermentation, pickled jalapenos, probiotics, wild fermentation


  • 1 litre jar


Here’s what ingredients you will need for your fermented Jalapeno Peppers:

  • Jalapenos

    *Make sure you have enough to fit into a one litre jar!

  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Brine


Fermented Jalapeno Steps:

  • Step one: Wash and cut the vegetables

  • Step two: Cut the vegetables diagonally and the garlic in thin slices.
  • Step three: Add the vegetables to the jar, pack them in to make sure that they are close together, and make sure that they aren’t over packed, as this allows the brine to penetrate the vegetables.

  • Step four: Add the brine, and make sure all the vegetables are covered.

  • Step five: Leave the jar on the kitchen counter for about 3-7 days. Be sure to check on it regularly.


You can use two options to make your brine…
Option one: Get 2 teaspoons of good quality salt + 2 tablespoons of starter culture (this can also be the juice of your sauerkraut) + enough water to fill the 1 litre jar
Option two: 2 tablespoons of salt + enough water to fill the 1 litre jar
When can you open the jar?
As soon as it starts to bubble, open the jar, but close it again and check on it the next day, you can put it in the fridge and enjoy!!



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