Chilli Vinegar Recipe



  • 10 – 15 chillies (preferably red)
  • 1 pint (570 ml) white wine vinegar or distilled white malt vinegar


  1. Trim the chillies, split open and remove the seeds.
  2. Bring the vinegar to the boil and add the chillies. Return to the boil.
  3. Pour into a wide-mouthed warm sterilized jar.
  4. Cover tightly and leave to stand in a sunny place for at least a month, shaking occasionally.
  5. Strain through muslin and pour into a sterilized jar.
  6. Seal and label.

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Lorna Tomsheck @ 7:02 am #

I received chili vinegar for Christmas. What do I do with it?

Pat McGovern @ 1:40 pm #

Hi, I have a surplus of dried chillies left from last season. I am considering making a very hot chilli vinegar for my making my own super hot pickled onions. Is this a good idea or would I be better off just putting say a quarter of a chilli in each jar of onions?? The chillies I'm using are dried red habeneros and bhut jolokias.

Angela @ 3:01 pm #

Hi there! I have whole chilies in a large jar with vinegar, which a friend of ours gave us once for Christmas. I have carried it around our moves and now finally want to do something with it, any ideas? Eating them straight out of the jar is not an option, not so tasty, but maybe a paste or a chili tapenade? Anybody any experience? Thanks a bunch

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