Preserving Roasted Peppers in Oil

Preserving roasted peppers, or preserving chilis, in olive oil is a traditional method to preserve the harvest. Consisting of two ingredients and a little effort, this method is beyond delicious. In addition to preserving in oil, you’ll also find recipes for canning peppers.

People have been preserving roasted peppers in oil for centuries, whereas canning is a relatively new process. Use roasted peppers in oil as an ingredient for salads, pasta, and pizza. Plus, dipping warm homemade bread into the mixture is fabulous!

One other thing, canning peppers is an option (see below), however, preserving roasted peppers or chili peppers in oil does not create a shelf stable item.

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6 Methods for Preserving Chili and Sweet Peppers

Here are methods for preserving peppers. For example, the six method mentioned next. Each method is extremely easy to achieve and a great way to preserve the harvest.

  • Dehydrating – Makes a great ingredient for any dish.
  • Fermenting – This method is excellent for the gut and quite tasty. Recipes for fermenting peppers are endless.
  • Freeze drying – Freeze dried foods allows for 97% of the pepper’s nutrients to be retained. Freeze dried peppers can be ground to make a powder.
  • Canning Peppers – Cowboy Candy, a sweet pickled jalapeno pepper or relish. Not interested in pickling? Preserving chilis through pressure canning is another method.
  • Freezing – The easiest method for preserving peppers, but creates a soggy product.
  • Oil – As mentioned in this blog.

canning peppers

Storing Roasted Peppers in Oil

Again, this is not a canning recipe. This recipe is simple, consisting of peppers and extra virgin olive oil.

What makes this method for preserving roasted peppers and chilis safe? The answer is simple. Bad bacteria grows with the encouragement of air. Once the air has been removed from the jars the olive oil acts as a sealant.

Additionally, this is not a shelf stable item. Preserving peppers in olive oil will require jars to be stored in the freezer for long-term storage. However, a few jars at a time can be stored in the refrigerator up to 6 months. Anything longer than 6 months will cause the peppers to become extremely soft in texture and unappealing.

Preserving Roasted Peppers in Oil – Ingredients
  • Sweet or Chili Peppers
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

preserving chilis

Preserving Roasted Peppers in Oil – Instructions
  1. Roast the peppers over a gas flame, on the grill, or under the broiler until the peppers are charred on all sides.
  2. Place the peppers in a bowl, and cover for 10 minutes. The skins will slip off easily.
  3. Remove the stems, seeds, and cores.
  4. In a half-pint Mason jar, layer olive oil and roasted peppers, making sure the top layer is olive oil. Leave a 1 inch head space.
  5. Remove all air bubbles, making sure the peppers are fully submerged in the oil. Add more olive oil if needed.
  6. Freeze the jars for long-term storage.

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Printable Recipe – Preserving Roasted Peppers in Oil
To make things easier, enjoy this printable recipe card for your convenience!

Preserving Peppers in Olive Oil

Ingredients

  • Sweet or Chili Peppers
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Instructions

  • Roast the peppers over a gas flame, on the grill, or under the broiler until they are chard on all sides.
  • Place the peppers in a bowl, and cover for 10 minutes. The skins will slip off easily.
  • Remove the stems, seeds, and cores.
  • In a half-pint Mason jar, layer olive oil and roasted peppers, making sure the top layer is olive oil. Leave 1 inch headspace.
  • Remove all air bubbles, and make sure the peppers are fully submerged in the oil. Top with addition olive oil if needed.

Notes

Store a jar or two in the refrigerator for up to 6 months. Freeze the jars for long-term storage.

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