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Quick Pickled Red Onions

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Quick Pickled Red Onions are a refrigerator staple! Slice red onion quickly pickles in apple cider vinegar, sugar and salt. Slightly sweet and tangy and delicious on top of burgers and hotdogs, in tacos, salads and so much more. 
Course Homemade Ingredients & Condiments
Cuisine American
Keyword condiment, easy, homemade, pickled, quick, quick pickles, red onion
Prep Time 5 mins
1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings 10 servings
Calories 12
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 1 medium red onion sliced


  • In a mixing bowl (preferable with a spout) measure and add sugar, salt, vinegar and warm water. Whisk until sugar and salt dissolve.
  • Add sliced red onion to a jar or bowl. Pour pickling liquids over top.
  • Submerge the onions and let them sit at room temperature for 1 hour, stirring once or twice.
  • Use or refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Can be made up to 2 weeks in advance.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 12kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Sodium: 425mg | Sugar: 2g