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Pickled Red Onions

Who said pickles had to involve a lot of effort? These pickled red onions take about 5 minutes to prepare, and only require 1 hour of waiting time. The result is an incredibly delicious condiment that’s perfect for topping tacos, sandwiches, and salads.

We made these as part of our lentil and grilled vegetable tacos, but the sky is the limit when it comes to uses for these babies!  We plan to try to remember to have a jar in the fridge throughout the summer – but they go fast!  We’ll probably have to start doubling this recipe.

Other Pickles…
Quick Refrigerator Dill Pickles
Easy Garlic Dill Pickles
Pickled Okra

Pickled Red Onions
What You Need
  • 1 red onion
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or honey
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 cup water
What To Do
  1. Thinly slice 1 red onion.
  2. Whisk together ½ cup apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon sugar or honey, 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt, and 1 cup water.
  3. Place the onion slices in a jar and pour over mixture. Sit at room temperature for 1 hour.

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    July 12, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Sounds like the perfect quick pickle for all my taco needs! And maybe my soup garnish needs…or my gigantic sandwich needs…the possibilities are endless. :)

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    July 12, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    I just made this same recipe yesterday! It was perfect for our tacos! Maybe next time I’ll make my own tortillas, too :)

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    July 17, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Wow, those look beautiful and so simple! My husband loves all sorts of pickly things, I’ll definitely have to try these out for taco night, and more! Thanks so much for the recipe.

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    July 19, 2012 at 2:29 am

    I made these today! I live in Walla Walla WA. We are famous for our sweet onions. So, I used Walla Walla sweets not red onions. I’m visiting my sister and as soon as I saw this I knew I had to make her some. She LOVES onions and pickles. Sure enough, I saw her eating them by the fork full tonight. I’ll make her another batch before I head home. I’m making tacos for everyone on Friday too, can’t wait to try them on my tacos!

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    May 28, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    I made these over the weekend. They were perfect on my grilled turkey burgers! And this week we’ll eat them with taco night!! So easy and perfect use for my HUGE farmer’s market red onion!! Thanks! Glad I found your beautiful site!

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      June 1, 2013 at 10:53 pm

      You are so welcome! Glad you enjoyed these – they can really dress up anything! Love the idea of putting them with a burger too.

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