Quick Pickled Onions

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: pickled, red onions
Dietary Restrictions: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 19kcal
Pickled onions are an ideal topping for tacos, sandwiches, pulled pork -- even your morning eggs. Always keep a jar on hand for just such an occasion.
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  • 1 medium red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt


  • In a medium bowl, combine the apple cider vinegar, water, sugar and kosher salt and whisk until the salt and sugar have dissolved. 
  • Add the sliced onions to the brine and press the onions into the liquid to cover. Let rest for 60 minutes.
  • You can use the pickled onions immediately or transfer them to a glass jar with tight fitting lid and refrigerate until ready to use.


Calories: 19kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Sodium: 584mg | Potassium: 41mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.1mg