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Pickled Red Onions

Pickled Red Onions (Quick & Easy!)

  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1 pint (2 cups) 1x


Want to add big flavor to salads, tacos, and more? This quick pickled red onions recipe is so easy and takes only 5 minutes of hands-on time!


  • 2 to 3 cups thinly sliced red onion (1 medium onion)
  • 3/4 cup white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt


  1. Thinly slice the red onion.
  2. In a small saucepan over high heat, heat the white vinegar, water, sugar, and salt. Whisk until the sugar and salt are dissolved and the mixture starts to simmer, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Place the onions in a jar or bowl. Pour over the brine and allow it to sit for at least 30 minutes. Transfer to the refrigerator and store refrigerated for up to 1 month.
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: Pickling
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

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