Quick Pickled Red Onions

the gingered whisk

Quick pickled red onions are an easy way to add extra flavor and texture to your favorite dishes. Tangy, crisp, and sweet! You only need 5 ingredients and 30 minutes to enjoy these.

- The Gingered Whisk

apple cider vinegar

Key Ingredient

– 2 medium-sized red onions – 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar – 1 1/2 cups boiling water – 1 tsp sugar – 1 tsp salt


Quick Pickled Red Onion Recipe


12 Servings

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Total Time

35 Minutes

1. Very finely slice red onions, either by hand or with a mandolin if you have one.


2. Place onion slices into a sterilized mason jar with a lid.


3. In a heatproof measuring jug, pour apple cider vinegar and boiling water.


4. Stir in sugar and salt until dissolved.


5. Pour vinegar mixture into jar to cover sliced red onions.


6. Put on lid and thoroughly shake the jar then allow to settle.


7. Ensure the onions are submerged under the liquid- if they are not, push them down with a spoon. Seal jar with lid.


8. Place onion jar in the fridge and allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes before using.



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