Quick Pickled Red Onion Recipe

pickled red onion

Quick Pickled Red Onions Recipe

My mother taught me this easy pickled red onion recipe, the recipe is simple and takes no time to make. There are also some ingredients you can swap!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 day


Basic Red Pickled Onion

  • 2 red onions sliced
  • 0.6-0.8 cups hot water or apple cider vinegar
  • 0.2 cups sugar or maple syrup or honey
  • 3 tbsp vinegar 12%
  • 1 tsp salt

Optional addons

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp chili


  • Slice the red onion very thinly and put it in a jar. (Add the optional addons as well)
  • Bring water, vinegar, salt and sugar to a boil in a pot until everything dissolves..
  • Add the boiling water to the jar.
  • Let it chill for 24h. Stir or shake every now and then.


Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2336mg | Potassium: 321mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg