Quick 10-Minute Pickled Red Onions Recipe: Put Them On Everything by Donna John

Quick 10-Minute Pickled Red Onions Recipe: Put Them On Everything

Did you know that you can have pickled red onions in about 10 minutes. Pickled red onions add a refreshing bite to sandwiches, salads, meats, pizza, tacos – anything really. This easy pickled red onions recipe takes no time at all to make, but will reward you for a long time with its vinegary crunch.

Pack sliced red onions into mason jars. Bring the water, apple cider vinegar, sugar and salt to a simmer in a saucepot. Pour the hot liquid carefully over the onions. Put the lid on the jar and refrigerate until you're ready to eat them. While these vegetarian pickled onions are great right away, if you have time let them sit and chill out in the refrigerator. They only get better with time.

Keep a jar of these pickled vegetables ready at all times, and don't forget to share. These gluten-free pickled red onions make a great food gift!

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 12


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Recipe Notes

  • You could also do this with yellow onions, white onions, pearl onions or even green onions. Why not?

Here's how to make it:

  1. Put the sliced onions into a 1-quart jar. Pack them in tightly.
  2. Put the water, apple cider vinegar, sugar and salt into a small sauce pot. Bring to a simmer, stir and turn off the heat. 
  3. Pour the hot liquid over the onions. Put the lid on the jar and refrigerate until ready to eat. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 40

Total Fat: 0g

Saturated Fat: 0g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 195mg

Total Carbohydrate: 10g

Dietary Fiber: 0.4g

Total Sugars: 9.1g

Protein: 0.2g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 9mg

Iron: 0mg

Potassium: 32mg

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Elisa Schmitz
I had no idea it was so easy to make pickled red onions. They are so good and I look forward to trying your recipe, Donna John !
Sounds really good. 😀
Julie Rose
This is a great idea. 😍
Hi there, it's just what the doctor ordered. Hah. I was on planning to make this fine pickled dish...One question how long can one keep these pickled onions in the fridge.?
Donna John
I've kept these in the fridge for weeks. They stay good a very long time.
Add some sliced radishes to the red onions ...so good. Pickled anything are my weakness
What a simple recipe Donna John ! I do have a tiny suggestion, though. Perhaps adding, in Step 3, that the jar should be left to cool on the counter, before being put in the fridge. Hot liquids, in glass bottles, going into a cold fridge, are not always a match made in heaven, especially if using an older bottle.

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