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Simple Pickled Onions

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  • Author: Chuck Underwood
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 0 min
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 quart 1x
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


These simple Pickled Onions are just the thing to add a tangy crunch to your potatoes, tacos, or salads.  Only 3 ingredients too!


Units Scale
  • 1 red onion, about 12 ounces
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar (other kinds of vinegar and lime juice work too)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • garnish with a clove of garlic, pickled jalapenos, or whole peppercorns


  1. Thinly slice the onion and add it to a large pot or bowl
  2. Cover the onions with VERY HOT water to soak for 20 minutes
  3. Drain thoroughly and stuff the onions into a 1 qt. Mason or Ball Jar
  4. Add any garnishes you might like, I added 1 clove of peeled garlic and a few slices of pickled jalapenos.
  5. Whisk salt into the vinegar until it is completely dissolved
  6. Carefully pour the brine into the jar to cover the onions. You can top off the jar with water if there is not enough brine to cover the onions.
  7. Attach the lid and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.