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DIY Easy Pickled Red Onions

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DIY Pickled Onions

If you’re interested, but intimidated, when it comes to pickling, canning, or preserving have we got one for you! Easy to do and quick, here’s how to make a nice little batch of pickled red onions – a great garnish for all sorts of meals! These savory-and-a-bit-sweet pickled red onions are not only quick and easy, but will last in the refrigerator for up to 3 months. Here’s what you’ll need, and how to do it (this is a recipe for a small, family sized batch – feel free to double!):

• 2 cups warm water
• 1/4 cup kosher salt (recipe is salty in flavor so adjust according to your preference)
• 1/4 cup sugar
• 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
• 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
• 2 small/medium red onions (quarter then thinly slice into about 2 cups)

DIY Pickled Red Onion
Thinly slice red onions with a sharp knife or mandoline slicer (I quartered each onion before thinly slicing by hand). In a medium bowl pour warm water, salt, sugar, and vinegar, and mix well. Add in the sliced onions, and again mix together all ingredients well. Set aside the bowl for about 3 hours on the counter top (not in the refrigerator), and cover with a loose covering if desired.
DIY Easy Pickled Onions
After 3 hours (a bit more won’t hurt so don’t worry too much), transfer the red onion and brine to a jar and refrigerate.
DIY Easy Pickled Onions
Voila! That was easy… Enjoy this delicious garnish on salads, burgers and sandwiches – and pickled red onions are surprisingly tasty with Mexican food too!
DIY Easy Pickled Onions