Quick Pickled Red Onions
These quick and easy Pickled Red Onions are made with 4 simple ingredients. It’s a delicious topping for tacos, burgers, sandwiches and salads. This is the best way to make crisp, pickled onions made from scratch!
Servings: 6 servings
- 1 large red onion
- ½ cup white vinegar
- ¼ cup water
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1 Bay leaf
Start by cutting off both ends of your red onion. Slice it in half and each half into half-circle, thin slices. Set aside.
In a 1-quart saucepan, mix vinegar, water, salt and sugar. Bring to a boil.
Add onion slices to the saucepan and simmer for 3 minutes. Stri often. At first you may need to press down on the onions to submerge them in the liquid.
After 3 minutes, remove the saucepan from heat and pour onions and liquid into a heat-proof bowl or cup. I used a 4-cup Pyrex glass measuring cup.
Add 3 ice cubes to cool the mixture down.
Place onions and liquid into a jar and cool completely before storing in the fridge.
- Store your pickled red onions in a glass jar with a lid, in the fridge, and they will last up to 3 weeks
- You can also add peppercorns, garlic, and mustard seeds to the mixture.
- You can use white or yellow onions as well in this recipe.
- Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.
Calories: 12kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 389mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg