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Quick and Easy Pickled Onions
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5 from 3 votes

Pickled Onions

Quick and easy pickled onions add a kick to salads, sandwiches, burgers, tacos, and more! 
Prep Time10 mins
chilling time1 hr
Course: condiment
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 onion
Calories: 113kcal


  • 1 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup distilled white, white wine, or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar optional
  • Flavor additions such as peppercorns, garlic, etc. optional
  • boiling water optional


  • If blanching: place sliced onions in a strainer in a sink and pour a few cups of boiling water over the onions. Let the excess water drain off the onions. This is optional.
  • Add salt, and optional sugar and other spices to the vinegar.
  • Add onions to a mason jar or other food storage container.
  • Pour vinegar mix over the onions.
  • Cover and let sit in fridge for least an hour before using. 


  • Red onions will give you the bright pink color, but any onions can be used
  • These will keep up to two weeks in the fridge


Serving: 1onion | Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 3495mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin C: 8.2mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.2mg