You guys, I get excited every time I open my fridge because of these Easy Pickled Red Onions!
It’s literally the kind of condiment you can place next to ANY meal. I was so chuffed with how these turned out, hope you give it a go! Remember to click on the cutlery icon top right to jump to the recipe.
How To Make Pickled Red Onions
I love having a jar of pickled red onions at the ready to brighten up eggy breakfasts, toast, tacos, salads and sandwiches. The best of all is how EASY it actually is to make and it ALWAYS delivers that pickle flavour punch.
All you need to make the best pickled red onions:
- Red onions
- Pickling liquid
- A mason glass jar with lid
First off, simply slice the red onions in rings, and separate them from each other. Place and pack the sliced red onions into a clean mason jar. Prepare and make the pickling liquid. Allow the pickling liquid to slightly cool and pour into the mason jar, making sure the liquid covers the onions. Allow to cool completely, close the lid and place in the refrigerator to enjoy with every meal!
How do you make pickling liquid for pickled red onion?
Pickling liquid is a simple combination of vinegar, water, salt and sugar. The most important part of pickled red onions is the pickling liquid! We immerse veggies and ingredients in a pickling liquid to preserve it and store it for long periods of time. However, the texture and flavour of pickled ingredients change over time creating a delicious acidic and zesty flavour kick.
I used a mixture of red wine vinegar, water, salt and sugar with extra little flavour enhancers like pepper corns, garlic flakes, chilli flakes and fennel seeds with rosemary and thyme.
Simply combine the pickling liquid ingredients in a small pot over medium heat, allow the sugar and salt to dissolve. Leave to cool slightly and use for all your pickling needs.
How long do pickled onions last?
You can easily store unopened jars of pickled veggies for up to a year. I keep my pickled red onions in the fridge and after opening it lasts for up to 4 weeks. It’s literally the BEST way to preserve and use up onion and other veg. Let me know in the comments below if you give it a go!
|Prep Time||10 min|
|Cook Time||5 min|
- 2 red onions sliced in rings
- 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper corns
- pinch chili flakes
- pinch garlic flakes
- pinch fennel seeds or coriander seeds
- stalk fresh rosemary and thyme
- Slice the red onions in rings of about 3mm thick.
- Add the red wine vinegar, water, sugar and spices in a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
- Place and pack the sliced red onions into the mason jar and cover with pickling liquid.
- Add the herbs, and allow to cool completely before you close the lid and place in the fridge.