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Authentic Mexican Pickled Carrots Recipe

  • Author: maria
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups
  • Category: Side Dish/Condiment
  • Method: Pickling
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Vegan



Learn to make authentic Mexican pickled carrots, a zesty and vibrant side dish. Perfect for adding a spicy kick to tacos, sandwiches, and more. This easy recipe brings traditional Mexican flavors to your table with simple ingredients.


  • 1 lb carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1-2 jalapeños, sliced
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp black peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves


  • In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  • Add the sliced carrots, onion, and jalapeños to the pot.
  • Pour in the vinegar and water, then stir in the salt, sugar, oregano, black peppercorns, and bay leaves.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes, until the carrots are tender but still crisp.
  • Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
  • Transfer the pickled vegetables and liquid to sterilized jars.
  • Seal the jars and refrigerate for at least 24 hours before serving to allow flavors to meld.


  • Adjust the spiciness by adding more or fewer jalapeños.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • Serve as a side dish or condiment with tacos, sandwiches, or grilled meats.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 50
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 350mg

Keywords: authentic Mexican pickled carrots, Mexican pickles, spicy pickled carrots, pickled vegetables, traditional Mexican recipe