Rating: 4.92 stars
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

These pickled red onions are easy to make and a great topping for tacos, salads, etc. Keep refrigerated.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 pint jar
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water to a boil in a saucepan.

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  • Stuff onion slices into a pint-size Mason jar. Pour some of the boiling water over the onions. Let rest for 10 seconds. Pour out water through a mesh strainer, keeping onions in the jar. Repeat twice more to cook onions slightly.

  • Measure vinegar into a bowl. Stir in salt and sugar until dissolved. Add peppercorns. Pour vinegar solution over onions. Seal and shake well.

  • Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving so that the flavor develops.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute kosher or pickling salt for the sea salt if preferred.

Substitute cider vinegar for the white wine vinegar if desired.

Nutrition Facts

15 calories; protein 0.4g; carbohydrates 3.5g; sodium 226.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2019
I made this a couple of weeks ago. These were good for the first few days then FREAKING INCREDIBLE after that. The color combined with the crispy texture and yummy taste made these a HUGE hit with my family. I am now going to can 6 pint jars of these. HUGE HIT!! Read More
(5)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2019
I made this a couple of weeks ago. These were good for the first few days then FREAKING INCREDIBLE after that. The color combined with the crispy texture and yummy taste made these a HUGE hit with my family. I am now going to can 6 pint jars of these. HUGE HIT!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2019
I loved these. Wanted to try a partial batch before committing to a full jar. Wishing I'd have made the full recipe. Easy enough to make more. I used them on pork carnitas. Will be good with so many things! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2020
Easy, tasty - great on carnitas! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2020
Easy peasy!! Low calorie and ADDS HUGE Flavor to foods....I've make it 3 times so far!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2020
I kinda of did my own take and used apple cider vinegar. Plus I didn't have peppercorns. But next time I will try it the recipe way. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2020
Skipped the boiling water step. I think the onions would have been mushy if I had used the boiling water. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2021
I wanted a dill-pickled regular onion and couldn't find a recipe anywhere. I made this recipe with regular white onions, and added fresh dill to it. It was AMAZING! I will definitely do it again. Even my skeptical husband it eating them on his bacon cheeseburger pizza! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2022
Easy-peasy and really great! Made these for summer cook-out and they were a real hit! Just made another batch for local family for a Christmas present...I already know they'll enjoy them as they finished off that first batch this past summer! Read More