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Simple recipe for pickled red onions that you can use to give any dish a flavor boost and/or needed crunch.

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This is one of those cool recipes where you likely have all the ingredients on hand and will take you all of 5 minutes to make, but will send you swingin in love forever.

Pickled Red Onions Ingredients

The addition of dried oregano gives the onions a grassy and herbal element which helps open up the vinegar some.

  • Red Onions
  • Vinegar
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Oregano

How to Pickle Onions

This isn't really a recipe, but more or less a guide to making a sure-fire condiment that will enhance any dish pretty much.

  1. Slice the onions to your preferred thickness. Give consideration for how fast you want to pickle them as well as the type of foods you plan to use them with. Thinner slices will pickle much faster.
  2. Stuff the sliced onions in a mason jar
  3. Mix together the vinegar and spices/herbs until the sugar and salt dissolve
  4. Combine all in a mason jar then let sit an hour before refrigerating

Pickled red onions are great with all of the following:

Pickling Tips

  • These will last for a few months, but of course they start to lose their flavor and crispness after a while, so I prefer to finish them in 1-2 weeks.
  • Only use glass or ceramic containers. Avoid metal which can react with the vinegar. Plastic is troublesome to given it absorbs flavors.
  • Whole spice seeds (peppercorns, pepper flakes, fennel seeds, etc.) are good ways to spice things up. Bay leaves add something as well

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you make with other vinegars?

The recipe calls for plain white distilled but cider vinegar and rice wine offer distinct flavor profiles. Cider will skew this to the sweeter side, while rice wine will be milder and allow the red onion flavor and oregano shine through more

Will this recipe work with other vegetables?

Yes, indeed. Sliced radishes, carrots, and cauliflower are my favorite vegetables beside red onions to pickle with this mix.

For other condiments you might dig, check out these:

Buttermilk ranch dressing

Zhoug

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Haitian Epis

Other pickled recipes include:

Pickled okra

Pickled beets

Pickled Celery

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pickled red onions

Pickled Red Onions

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 45kcal
Author: Marwin Brown

Ingredients

  • 1 red onion
  • ¾ cup white vinegar
  • 6 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  • Combine shaking vigorously then refrigerate 2-3 days

Notes

  • These will last for a few months, but of course they start to lose their flavor and crispness after a while, so I prefer to finish them in 1-2 weeks.
  • Only use glass or ceramic containers. Avoid metal which can react with the vinegar. Plastic is troublesome to given it absorbs flavors.
  • Whole spice seeds (peppercorns, pepper flakes, fennel seeds, etc.) are good ways to spice things up. Bay leaves add something as well

Nutrition

Calories: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
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pranita deshpande

Monday 13th of July 2020

Thanks for your nice recipe.

Marwin Brown

Monday 13th of July 2020

You're welcome!