Homemade preserves: the step by step recipe for peppers in oil

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Peppers in oil, the recipe for a tasty and colorful homemade preserve to have peppers available all year round

Peppers in Oil, prescription to prepare a homemade preserves tasty and colorful. To be served between appetizers or even as a delicious side dish, these peppers have a very delicate flavor, flavored with basil, garlic and peppercorns.

A quick sear in water acidulated with apple cider vinegar, in addition to giving the peppers a more pronounced flavor, will allow them to remain firm and crunchy at the right point. The choice of fresh and local peppers is essential for the success of the recipe: it is advisable to take the little ones with a nice smooth skin, without wrinkles.

Another important step is the sanitization of the jars: we recommend that you always use glass ones and buy new capsules; it will be very useful to consult our tutorial on how to sterilize jars for homemade preserves.



  • 500 gr of sweet peppers
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 4 basil leaves
  • 1 L of water
  • 100 ml of apple cider vinegar
  • 5 gr of salt
  • extra virgin olive oil to taste
  • 2 cans of 500 cc
  • Preparation Time:
    20 minutes
  • Cooking time:
    20 minutes
  • Rest time:
    cooling time
  • Dose:
    2 500 cc jars of peppers in oil
  • difficulty:

How to prepare peppers in oil: procedure


  • lavare carefully the peppers, cut the stalk, empty them, then cut them into strips and remove any seeds or white filaments placed inside them,
  • prepare then on the work surface the previously sanitized jars and put a pot containing the water, vinegar and salt on the stove,
  • to wash then the basil, peel the garlic and cut it into pieces
  • when the acidulated water will boil, dip the peppers into it, and when it starts boiling again, cook them for three minutes,
  • passed which drain and let them cool in a colander,
  • once cold put the peppers in the jars, layering them with the garlic, basil and peppercorns,
  • to fill the jars with the oil up to the brim, wait a few minutes and top up if necessary, bearing in mind that the oil must still completely cover the contents,
  • screw the jars and proceed with the pasteurization.

How to preserve peppers in oil:

The peppers in oil must be stored in the pantry away from sunlight, and must be consumed within a few months. Once opened, however, they must be placed in the refrigerator and consumed within a couple of days.

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