Mexican Pickled Carrots

Mexican Pickled Carrots

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Mexican pickled carrots are a favorite in our family, so I always make sure our fridge is stocked with a jar or two. This recipe is amazing and will yield pickled carrots that are very flavorful and truly addicting.

My favorite pickled carrots have to be spicy, with a little crunch. However, if you’re like my daughter, who prefers the softer texture, just cook the carrots a little longer.

My Pickled Carrots Recipe

Sometimes I share recipes that are quite complicated. Those tend to be my Assyrian recipes. I often wonder how many people actually take the time to tackle those recipes.

Then there are times when I share very easy recipes; recipes that even a beginner can master. This, my friend, is one of those recipes.

Can you boil water? Can you slice carrots and onions? If your answer is “yes,” great news! You have what it takes to make Mexican Pickled Carrots!

Simple Steps to Making Mexican Pickled Carrots:

  • Peel and slice the carrots.
  • Slice onions, peppers, and garlic.
  • Add the vegetables to a large pot.
  • Add herbs, along with vinegar, water, salt, and sugar.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then allow to cool slightly.
  • Add vegetables to jars and top with the pickling solution.
  • Be patient for 3 days, then dig in!
spicy mexican pickled carrots

Tools Required for Pickling

Although you don’t really NEED specific tools to make these pickled carrots, there are a few items that can make your job a bit easier. First, you need a medium-sized pot, most of you should already have one in your kitchen. If you don’t, I recommend this one.

Next, think about getting some canning tools. I use mine ALL the time. The funnel comes in very handy in this recipe, and the tools are necessary when canning jam and preserves.

Finally, you’ll need a mason jar to pack the carrots into. You should probably get more than one because trust me, you’ll be making these carrots all the time! Be sure to make enough to share with your family and friends, because everyone loves Mexican Pickled Carrots!

mexican pickled carrots

These carrots would go great with my Mexican Lasagna, Carne Asada, California Burrito, or Chile Verde recipe.

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 You may also enjoy the following recipes: Pickled Nasturtium Seeds, Pickled Turnips, and Pickled Mangos.

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Mexican pickled carrots
Mexican Pickled Carrots
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
38 mins

Mexican style spicy pickled carrots.

Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 1 quart mason jar
Calories: 12 kcal
  • 1 lb. carrots peeled and cut into sections
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • 3 jalapeno peppers sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic sliced
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1-1/4 cups cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  1. Slice carrots, onions, peppers, and garlic, and add to a medium-sized pot, along with the herbs.
  2. Mix in the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  3. Remove the pot from the stove and allow to cool slightly.
  4. Pour the mixture into one quart sterilized jar and seal.

  5. The carrots will be ready to eat in three days. Serve with your favorite Mexican meal, or do what I do, and eat them straight out of the jar!
Nutrition Facts
Mexican Pickled Carrots
Amount Per Serving
Calories 12
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 161mg7%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 0g0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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7 thoughts on “Mexican Pickled Carrots”

  • My mother-in-;law made something similar except she did not can them. I think our niece still has the recipe. Cheers!

  • They’re so simple to make! My daughter had been pestering me to make some for quite some time. I finally got around to perfecting this recipe for her. She loved them, and now I’m addicted to them too! Cheers!

  • Hi Karen,
    Thanks for the question. I usually don’t place them in a water bath. I just tighten the lid, and store them in the fridge. They usually don’t last too long because my family loves them. I suppose if you wanted to store them for a long time you can place them in a water bath. I would just worry that cooking the carrots longer will make them too soft. I like the carrots to stay crisp. I hope that answers your question!

  • 5 stars
    These are absolutely the best and so easy to make! Delicious, anyone that likes marinated Mexican carrots will love these! My husband loves them, too!

  • 5 stars
    My sister in law called last night to tell me that she made these carrots. She said she loved them so much that she just kept eating them until they were gone! If that isn’t a ringing endorsement then I don’t know what it!
    Keep your recipes coming we love them and you!

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