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🌶️ Spicy Pickled Mixed Vegetables Recipe

Learn how to make a delicious and spicy pickled mixed vegetables recipe with Just Pickling. This easy-to-follow recipe includes carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, cauliflower, and more!

Spicy Pickled Mixed Vegetables Recipe

You will need:

  • mixed vegetables2 cups of mixed vegetables (carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, cauliflower)
  • apple cider vinegar1 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • water1 cup of water
  • sea salt2 tablespoons of sea salt
  • sugar1 tablespoon of sugar
  • crushed red pepper flakes2 teaspoons of crushed red pepper flakes
  • garlic cloves4 garlic cloves
  • dill seeds1 teaspoon of dill seeds
  • mustard seeds1 teaspoon of mustard seeds


  1. Start by cleaning and chopping your vegetables into bite-sized pieces.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the apple cider vinegar, water, sea salt, sugar, and crushed red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil.
  3. While the mixture is heating, divide the garlic cloves, dill seeds, and mustard seeds between two clean jars.
  4. Once the vinegar mixture is boiling, add the chopped vegetables. Let them cook for about 2 minutes.
  5. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the vegetables into the jars, leaving about 1/2 inch of space at the top.
  6. Pour the hot vinegar mixture over the vegetables, ensuring they are completely covered.
  7. Seal the jars tightly and let them cool to room temperature. Once cooled, refrigerate for at least 24 hours before eating.


These pickled vegetables will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 months. The flavor will continue to develop over time, so they may taste even better after a few weeks!

Spice up your meals with this Spicy Pickled Mixed Vegetables Recipe. A delightful blend of crunch, tang, and heat, these pickled veggies are a great addition to sandwiches, salads, or as a standalone snack. The beauty of this recipe lies in its versatility. You can use any combination of vegetables from your garden, making it a fun and practical way to use up your harvest. Find more tips and recipes for pickling garden vegetables here.

Our recipe uses a mix of carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, and cauliflower, but feel free to get creative. Explore other vegetables that pickle well and make your own custom blend. The key is to cut them into bite-sized pieces for even pickling and easy snacking.

The heat in this recipe comes from crushed red pepper flakes. If you're new to spicing up your pickles, don't worry. We've got you covered with tips on how to add spice when pickling. Remember, the spice level is adjustable to your preference. You can add more or less red pepper flakes depending on how fiery you want your pickles to be.

These pickled vegetables are not only delicious but also have a long shelf life. They can last up to 2 months in the refrigerator, with the flavors continuing to develop over time. So, you can make a big batch and enjoy them for weeks to come. If you're looking for more pickling recipes to try, check out our collection of easy and delicious pickling recipes.

So, why not give this Spicy Pickled Mixed Vegetables Recipe a try? It's an easy way to add a burst of flavor and crunch to your meals, while also making the most of your vegetable harvest. Happy pickling!