How to Make Pickled Red Onions

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Pickled red onions are a great condiment that is super easy to make and can be used in so many ways. Learn how to make them and be inspired.

Pickled red onions are a great condiment that is super easy to make and can be used in so many ways. Learn how to make them and be inspired.

To Make this Pickled Red Onion Recipe You Will Need:

  • red onion
  • water
  • coconut sugar
  • apple cider vinegar
  • peppercorns
  • salt
  • saucepan
  • quart jar with lid
  • knife and cutting board
onion and knife on a cutting board

You will thinly slice the onion, but if you like, you could also dice it to make a pickled onion relish.

sliced red onions

Place the sliced onion in a wide-mouth jar.

sliced onions in jar

Pour in your simple brine and let it cool to room temperature. Close the jar and refrigerate.

onions and brine in a jar

Let it sit for a day before you use the onions. As they chill, the red color from the onion will spread and the entire thing will become a lovely pink color.

onions and brine in a jar

How to Use Pickled Onions

Pickled onions can be used in salads, potato salad, it is great with eggs – scrambled, fried, or omelets.

Try them on top of a burger or roast. They are also amazing with tacos or diced up and mixed into guacamole.

Put pickled onions on some pulled pork or barbecue.

Really, the only limits to how you can use pickled onions, is your imagination.

How to Make Pickled Red Onions

Constance Smith – Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Pickled red onions are a great condiment that is super easy to make and can be used in so many ways. Learn how to make them and be inspired.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 10 minutes
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 8 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced (or diced if you would like to make a relish)
  • 1 c apple cider vinegar, I use Bragg’s
  • 1 c water
  • 2 teaspoon coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns

Instructions
 

  • Place your sliced (or diced) onion in a quart canning jar.
  • Combine all of the rest of the ingredients in a sauce pan to create a brine and bring it to a boil over medium heat. Once it boils, removed it from the heat.
  • Pour the brine into the jar with the onions. Use a spoon or other utensil to press the onions down into the liquid. Allow this to cool to room temperature.
  • Close the jar and refrigerate 24 hours.
  • Enjoy!

Video

Notes

Your pickled onions will stay good for about 2 weeks in your refrigerator.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cCalories: 8kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 148mgPotassium: 25mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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