Pickled Pepper 101: The Difference Between Pepperonicini, Peppadews, Hot Cherry Peppers, and Pickled Jalapeños
These nearly neon-green peppers are what you've likely seen on top of a Greek salad. They're super tangy and mildly spicy—great for perking up pizza or sandwiches.
Raw jalapeños can have a bite, but they often mellow out when pickled. Sprinkle on nachos, stir into cornbread batter, or use the pickling liquid for a spicy take on a dirty martini. (Don't forget the pickled-jalapeño garnish!)
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We love these slightly piquant red peppers sliced and layered on grilled cheese sandwiches; skewered with steak, then grilled; or added to a cheese plate. Although they're available hot, we're partial to the mild variety because of its addictive balance of sweet and heat.
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Hot Cherry Peppers
These red and green gems have a pleasant, subtle burn. Add to anything from pasta to Philly cheesesteaks. Or trim the ends, remove the seeds, and stuff 'em with fresh mozz and cured meat for an instant antipasto.