Pickled Fresno Chiles

Preparation info
  • Makes

    2 cups

    chiles, plus pickling liquid
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Peace, Love, and Pasta: Simple and Elegant Recipes from a Chef's Home Kitchen

By Scott Conant

Published 2021

  • About

In addition to making them for the pesto, I also use these chiles in the Chicken Cutlet Sandwich, the Tuna Crudo, on top of guacamole, or as an accompaniment to fried chicken—they’re a great addition to any dish that needs a hit of acid.


  • 2 cups sliced Fresno chiles, with seeds
  • 1 cup (240 ml) white wine vinegar</


Place the chiles and their seeds in a large airtight container with a tight-fitting lid. In a saucepan, combine 2 cups water (480 ml), the vinegar, sugar, salt, coriander, and red pepper flakes and bring t