Spicy pickled carrots are easy to make and are excellent as a snack or addition to a salad.
Total Cost: $2.90 recipe / $0.36 serving
Author: Beth - Budget Bytes
1/2med. red onion $0.51
1med jalapeno $0.10
2cupswhite vinegar $0.99
1/4cupvegetable oil $0.16
1/2tspground cumin $0.03
1/2tspdried oregano $0.03
10-15cranks freshly cracked pepper $0.05
Peel and slice the carrots into 1/2 inch rounds. Slice the jalapeno, keeping the seeds intact. Slice the red onion.
In a large pot, bring the water, vinegar, vegetable oil, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper to a rapid boil over high heat. Add the sliced vegetables and continue to boil for 5-10 minutes depending on how crunchy you like the carrots (I boiled for only 5 minutes).
When the carrots have cooked to your desired texture, turn off the heat and carefully transfer the vegetables and all of the brine to heatproof containers. Refrigerate for about 24 hours to let flavors develop.