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Easy Recipe for Pickled Onions

Turn pungent onions into tangy pickled onions that will be perfect for avocado toast, grain bowls, salads, and just about anything!
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Pickled onions are so easy to make! They transform from raw red crunchy onions to delicious tang and crisp for the ultimate add-on to breakfast favorites like salmon and a bagel, eggs, or as a side dish to any protein.

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Just how easy is it to make pickled onions?

A quick chop, boil, and some spooning action: that’s it! Pickled onions are super easy to make. It’s nice to have a couple of jars on hand to top salads and side dishes, or even to add them into sandwiches. Pickled onions take onions to the next level and are a wonderfully salty treat!

What do I need to make Pickled Onions?

Onions are anti-inflammatory and benefit heart health.

Along with onions, you will need apple cider vinegar, white wine vinegar, some water, and sugar. (You can use white, brown, coconut palm, etc. sugar. But keep in mind that the taste will change with each one, usually it’s made with plain white sugar). Finally, there’s salt for flavor.

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What else can you add to the pickled onion?

Flavor pickled onions more by adding 2 garlic cloves, fresh herbs (oregano, rosemary, or basil), or a teaspoon of dried herbs or peppercorns.

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You can make a Winter Vegetable Slaw with Easy Citrus Vinaigrette right at home.

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Easy Recipe for Pickled Onions

Turn pungent onions into tangy pickled onions that will be perfect for avocado toast, grain bowls, salads, and just about anything!
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Course: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegan
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 27kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 small/medium red onion, sliced very thin, preferably with a mandolin slicer
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar, of choice
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • fresh herbs, oregano, rosemary, or basil, optional
  • peppercorns, optional

Instructions

  • You won’t believe how easy it is to make red pickled onions.
    Start off by peeling and thinly slicing the red onions (preferably with a mandolin slicer), then cut into half-moons. Peel and slice garlic cloves if you are adding them to the recipe.
  • Add white wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, water, sugar of choice, and salt to a pot, then bring to a boil. Then, quickly reduce the heat to a simmer. If you are using dried spices, add them to this also.
  • Add onions to the pot and simmer for one minute then turn off the heat and allow them to cool a bit so you can handle them.
  • That’s it! Now, add onion and liquid to a clean, pint-sized jar. If you are adding garlic or fresh herbs, add them now.
  • Place jar in the refrigerator for at least one hour before serving (longer is better).
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Nutrition

Calories: 27kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 441mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

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