Servings: 8

How To Make Pickled Onions - Easy Pickled Red Onions Recipe

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
How To Make Pickled Onions - Easy Pickled Red Onions Recipe - quick to make, with minimal prep work and just 5 basic ingredients. These pickled red onions are great for appetizers, antipasto platters, salads, soups, on top of pizza, sandwiches or tacos. These simple to make pickled onions are great on their own, too!
How To Make Pickled Onions - Easy Pickled Red Onions Recipe in a small clear glass jar onion rings with a rich purple color.
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 red onion — small to medium size, 3-5 oz approximately
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar — white vinegar can be used
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar — or honey
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 5 black peppercorns

Instructions

  1. Bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Thinly slice the onions onto rings or half moons. Turn the heat off and add onions. Let them stand for no more than 1 minute, then drain.

  2. In a jar (8-12 oz jar this a lid that closes tight) combine salt, sugar, garlic, black peppercorns and vinegar. Stir to dissolve. Add onions. Close the lid and let the onions come to room temperature, then refrigerate. 

    Onions taste best after at least 24 hours. Store in the fridge for up to 1 month.

Recipe Notes

You may add up to 1/4 cup of warm water to the jar, if the onions are not covered by the marinate. If the onions are blanched and you use a jar of the suggested size, they most likely will be covered by the marinade and adding water may not be necessary.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pickled onions

Nutrition Information

Calories: 13, Sodium: 297mg, Potassium: 36mg, Carbohydrates: 2g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin C: 1.2%, Calcium: 8%, Iron: 0.1%