Quick Pickled Onions

These Quick Pickled Onions (also referred to as Pickled Red Onions) come together in just an hour and they instantly upgrade any dish they’re added to (salads, tacos or burgers) or paired with (grilled chicken or salmon).  

These Quick Pickled Onions (also referred to as Pickled Red Onions) instantly upgrade any dish they're added to, like salads, tacos and burgers

You will likely find yourself  eating these completely addicting pickled red onions straight out of the jar!  But they’re also delicious added to salads, tacos, burgers or pair them up with grilled chicken or salmon. 

These Quick Pickled Onions (also referred to as Pickled Red Onions) instantly upgrade any dish they're added to, like salads, tacos and burgers

PICKLED RED ONION RECIPE

  • Red onion
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Sea salt
  • Clover honey (you can use granulated sugar if you prefer)
  • Dried bay leaf
  • Peppercorns

HOW TO PICKLE RED ONIONS

This easy pickled red onions come together in 1 hour start-to-finish.

  1. In a medium size glass jar combine the vinegar, salt, honey,  bay leaf and peppercorns.
  2. Stir until the honey (or sugar) is dissolved.
  3. Add the onion slices to the brine mixture. Place the lid on top of the jar and refrigerate for 1 hour before using.
  4. Drain the onions before using.

These Quick Pickled Onions (also referred to as Pickled Red Onions) instantly upgrade any dish they're added to, like salads, tacos and burgers

BENEFITS OF EATING ONIONS

As mentioned here, onions are a powerful superfood.  They’re part of the allium family of vegetables which include garlic, scallions, leeks and chives. Besides adding flavor to dishes, onions

  • are rich with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
  • may help to lower cholesterol and blood pressure
  • strengthens immunity
  • may help to regulate blood sugar levels.  

These Quick Pickled Onions (also referred to as Pickled Red Onions) instantly upgrade any dish they're added to, like salads, tacos and burgers

These Quick Pickled Onions (also referred to as Pickled Red Onions) instantly upgrade any dish they're added to, like salads, tacos and burgers

These Quick Pickled Onions (also referred to as Pickled Red Onions) instantly upgrade any dish they're added to, like salads, tacos and burgers

HOW LONG DO PICKLED ONIONS LAST

Quick pickled red onions will last in the refrigerator for up to a week.  These Quick Pickled Onions (also referred to as Pickled Red Onions) instantly upgrade any dish they're added to, like salads, tacos and burgers

HOW TO SERVE PICKLED RED ONIONS 

Adding red pickled onions is an easy way to add a pop of color and boost of flavor to just about any dish, but especially burgers, sandwiches, tacos and salads.

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Originally published 7.2017 – updated 7.2020

These Quick Pickled Onions (also referred to as Pickled Red Onions) instantly upgrade any dish they're added to, like salads, tacos and burgers
Yield: Serves 8

Quick Pickled Onions

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

These Quick Pickled Onions (also referred to as Pickled Red Onions) instantly upgrade any dish they're added to, like salads, tacos and burgers.

Ingredients

  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons clover honey (you can use granulated sugar if you prefer)
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 6 peppercorns

Instructions

  1. In a medium size glass jar combine the vinegar, salt, honey,  bay leaf and peppercorns.
  2. Stir until the honey (or sugar) is dissolved.
  3. Add the onion. Place the lid on top of the jar and refrigerate for 1 hour before using.
  4. Drain the onions before using.

Or add the onions to the jar and in a separate jar mix the vinegar, salt, honey, bay leaf and pepper corns, then pour over the onions.

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