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Quick Pickled Onions


I’ve recently become a bit obsessed with pickled red onions! If I see a dish on a restaurant menu that includes pickled onions, I almost always order it, regardless of what the dish is. Pickled red onions make just about everything taste more delicious. I can’t get enough of them! I decided to try my hand at making them at home and it was so much easier than I expected.
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Sit 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Calories: 531 kcal
Author: Jillee


  • 1 large red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt


  1. Combine the apple cider vinegar, water, sugar and salt in a medium pot. Bring to a boil.
  2. Put the onions in jars of your choice.
  3. Pour the boiling liquid over the onions.
  4. Put lids on the jars and let the onions sit for at least 20 minutes.
  5. If you like a softer onion, let them sit longer before eating.
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 531
% Daily Value*
Sodium 14000mg609%
Potassium 509mg15%
Carbohydrates 114g38%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 106g118%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 8.2mg10%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.