Pickled Red Onions

Quick, easy, and of course, DELICIOUS. I always keep some stocked in the fridge. They are great on salads, sandwiches, tacos, avocado toast, etc. 

Total Time
7 minutes
Simple Tasty Recipes


  1. Thinly slice onions and place them in a large glass jar. Now's the time to add in the peppercorns and bay leaf if you're using them. Set aside. 

  2. In a saucepan, combine water, vinegar, salt, and sugar. Heat on the stove, string occasionally until the sugar and salt are dissolved then remove from heat. 

  3. Cool liquid down a bit. Once it's warm, pour into your onion jar. Place the lid on top and refrigerate for a least an hour.
  4. You're ready to snack! Enjoy! 

  5. Store in the fridge. They will last at least a month, but probably longer. Mine never seem to last that long. ;)

Ingredients for 10+ people

  • 1
    red onion, large
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    peppercorn, optional
  • 1
    bay leaf, optional
  • 1 cup
  • 1 cup
    white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon
    kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup
    granulated sugar (always use a bit less)

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    5 minutes
  • Cooking Time
    2 minutes

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