Mar 26, 2020

Quick Pickled Onions

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
The condiment is tangy with a more subtle onion flavor than using raw onions. The onions become soft sitting in the pickling mixture and turn a beautiful bright pink shade that lasts for up to two weeks in the refrigerator.

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Quick Pickled Onions

I like making a batch of pickled onions to keep in the fridge to add on top of tacos, salads, in bagel sandwiches or on egg breakfast dishes. The condiment is tangy with a more subtle onion flavor than using raw onions.

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The onions become soft sitting in the pickling mixture and turn a beautiful bright pink shade that lasts for up to two weeks in the refrigerator. Feel free to add herbs such as thyme to the pickling brine if a little added flavor is desired.

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While either white vinegar or apple cider vinegar work for this – white vinegar brings out a brighter color from the onions. Watch a how-to video here from my Instagram!

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Quick Pickled Onions

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Serves 2 cups pickled onions

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced

Instructions:

  • In a small saucepan, bring the vinegar, 1 cup of water, sugar, salt and peppercorns to a boil over medium heat, stirring until the sugar and salt dissolve.
  • Remove from heat, separate the onions and add to a large mason jar then pour the vinegar mixture over the top.
  • Close the jar and let sit for at least 1 hour before using. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks and drain before using.

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  1. Made this recipe the other day. Super easy and love the taste. We used it with brisket. Will 10/10 will make this again!