Quick Pickled Red Onions

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When it comes to adding that extra burst of flavor to your favorite meals, few things can compare to the deliciousness of pickled red onion. Whether you’re a fan of salads, sandwiches, tacos, or burgers, pickled red onion is the perfect accompaniment that takes the taste experience to a whole new level.

Salads: Tired of the same old boring salad? Sprinkle some pickled red onion on top and prepare to be amazed. The tangy and slightly sweet flavor of the onions adds a refreshing twist that will elevate your salad from ordinary to extraordinary. Plus, the vibrant pink color of the onions makes your salad look even more appetizing!

Sandwiches: Give your sandwich an upgrade by including pickled red onion in every bite. The crispiness of the onions perfectly contrasts with the softness of the bread and the creaminess of the fillings, creating a symphony of flavors that will satisfy your taste buds. Whether you’re enjoying a classic club sandwich or a vegetarian delight, pickled red onion is the secret ingredient that takes it to the next level.

Tacos: Tacos without pickled red onion are like a sunny day without sunshine – something feels missing. The zesty kick of the onions adds a burst of freshness that complements the spices and fillings inside the taco shell. From fish tacos to carne asada, there’s no taco that wouldn’t benefit from the addition of these delightful onions.

Burgers: Say goodbye to boring burgers and hello to flavor-packed bites! Pickled red onion brings a unique tanginess to your burger that cuts through the richness of the meat, cheese, and condiments. The combination of textures and flavors will make every bite a culinary delight. Add some pickled red onion to your next burger creation and prepare to be blown away.

Pickled red onion is a true game-changer in the world of food. Its versatility and ability to enhance the flavors of various dishes make it a must-have condiment in any kitchen. So go ahead, experiment with different combinations, and let your taste buds be amazed by the deliciousness of pickled red onion!

Quick Pickled Red Onion

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  • 1 large red onion peeled and very thinly sliced*
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 –2 tablespoons sweetener such as maple syrup, honey, sugar, etc.


  • Heat the vinegar mixture. In a small saucepan, stir together the vinegar, water, salt and your desired amount of sweetener. Cook over medium-high heat until the mixture reaches a simmer. (Or alternately, you can heat the mixture in the microwave.)
  • Combine in a jar. Place the thinly-sliced onions in a mason jar. Pour the hot vinegar mixture over the onions, screw on the lid, and shake the onions briefly until they are evenly coated with the vinegar mixture.
  • Marinate. Let the onions marinate for 30 minutes. (You may need to press the onions down with a spoon so that they are all submerged under the vinegar mixture.)
  • Serve. Serve immediately, or refrigerate the onions in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks.
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