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Our Favorite Pickled Red Onion
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Our favorite recipe for quick and easy pickled red onions. They're beautiful, delicious and will magically transform ordinary food to extraordinary!
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pickled red onions
Servings: 24
Calories: 16 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
  • 4 medium-size red onions
  • 1 ⅓ cups of rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  1. Cut a thin slice off of the top and bottom of each onion. Cut onions in half from top to bottom and remove skin.
  2. Lay each half, cut side down and slice thinly.
  3. Pack onions into a quart-size jar with a wide opening.
  4. Add vinegar, water, sugar and salt. Cover tightly and shake well.
  5. Allow mixture to sit at room temp for 1-2 hours. Shake the jar every now and then to distribute brine.
  6. Refrigerate for 8-12 hours or until onions turn a bright pink color. Drain well and return to jar.
Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Our Favorite Pickled Red Onion
Amount Per Serving
Calories 16 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 195mg8%
Potassium 27mg1%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.