Chilero (Nicaraguan Pickles) Recipe

Use this classic condiment on rice and beans, scrambled eggs...pretty much everything.
Photo by Farideh Sadeghin

Serves 4-6
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes


6 cups|1420 ml white vinegar
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
2 jalapeños, thinly sliced
2 large carrots, thinly sliced
1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
½ head cauliflower, diced into small florets


In a large saucepan, bring the vinegar and sugar to a boil over high. Add the vegetables and remove from the heat. Let sit for 1 hour, then transfer to a jar to store. Keep refrigerated until ready to use.

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