Easy Pickled Onions

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Easy Pickled Onions

This quick refrigerated pickled onion recipe is an easy, colorful, and tangy condiment to your burgers, tacos, or salads.  The recipe is versatile – add a pinch of your favorite spices or herbs – all spice, bay leaves, cayenne, mustard seeds, etc…  A lot of pickled recipes pour a hot vinegar, salt, and sugar brine over the top. Somedays, I don’t even want to boil water – this is just as good and takes no time.

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 10 Minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: No Cooking Involved
  • Cuisine: International


  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp salt


  • Slice the onions thin.  Use a mandoline (this is my favorite mandolin) if you’ve got one.
  • Place ingredients in a non reactive bowl (glass, plastic, or ceramic) and stir.  Let sit 30-45 minutes, stir occasionally (this will make the onions soften and shrink), and transfer to a pint jar.  Seal and refrigerate for up 10 days.  Happy Picklin’!  Beckie


Things In My Kitchen:

  • Mandolin – Perfect for slicing the onions real thin.  Watch your fingers!

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Keywords: Pickled, Pickled Onions, Holidays, Garnish, Condiment, 4th of July, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Whole 30, Keto, Low Carb

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