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If you give me a choice of sweet or salty, I’m going to pick salty 90% of the time. The same goes for mild or spicy. I like my food with a little kick.
And I’m pretty much addicted to pickles.
I’m constantly making these Pickled Red Onions recipe from This Silly Girl’s Life. Ever since I discovered her recipe, I’ve been making these onions nonstop and experimenting with spicy options.
I actually made these spicy carrot refrigerator pickles several times last summer but never got around to taking pictures or putting them on the blog.
Spicy Carrot Refrigerator Pickles
If you’re looking for easy pickles to make, refrigerator pickles are the way to go. I like hot spicy pickles so that is what I usually make.
Here’s what you are going to do.
Combine your water, vinegar, and sugar in a sauce pot and cook over medium heat, until the sugar is dissolved.
Remove from heat and let it sit while you’re cutting your carrots, garlics, and jalapenos.
Add your garlic to the vinegar mixture and your carrots, jalapenos and cilantro into your storage jars.
Pour your vinegar into the jars, and let it sit until the liquid has cooled. Once it has cooled, you can go ahead and put it in the refrigerator.
I told you this was an easy pickles recipe!
Your pickles will keep for about a week…if they last that long! Ours never do!
I like to use these Ball Mason Jars with plastic lids (I use them for freezing too), but I also had this old fashioned jar from my mother in law, so I went ahead and used that too.
Ready for your Mexican carrots recipe?!
- 2 lbs of carrots, peeled and chopped
- 1½ cups of water
- 3 cups of white vinegar
- 1 cup of granuated sugar
- 6 cloves of garlic, peeled and cut into rounds
- 2 -3 jalapeno peppers, cut in half or fourths and seeded
- one bunch of cilantro
- Add water, vinegar and sugar to a sauce pot. Cook over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Mix with a whisk.
- Remove from heat and set aside.
- Peel garlic, chop into rounds and add to vinegar mixture.
- Chop your carrots into lengthwise pieces; cut and seed jalapeno peppers as well.
- Add carrots, cilantro and jalapenos to storage jars.
- Pour vinegar mixture into jars.
- Keep at room temperature until cooled; then store in your refrigerator in an airtight container.
Have you ever made refrigerator pickles? I hope you love this spicy carrot refrigerator pickles recipe as much as we do!