Quick Pickled Red Onions

Quick Pickled Red Onions

If you love onions, but find raw onion too acrid, there’s an easy, quick way to tame the bite: pickling.

All you need to make pickled onions is apple cider vinegar, some salt and sugar, water, and a Mason jar.

Drop slices of your onion of choice — red onion adds a gorgeous pop of color to any dish — into the salty-sweet brine and let sit for at least 10 minutes.

By the time you finish prepping the other ingredients in your main dish, you’ll have a tasty, low-calorie, low-sugar topping that pairs with just about any salad, sandwich, grain bowl or protein.

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quick pickled red onions
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Quick Pickled Red Onions

Pickled onions are a low-calorie, low-sugar topping that goes nicely with just about any salad, sandwich, grain bowl or protein.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 8 servings, 2 Tbsp. each
Calories 11 kcal


  • 1 medium red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. raw honey
  • 1 Tbsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • 2 cups water


  1. Place onion in a 1-quart mason jar (or glass bowl with lid). Set aside.
  2. Combine vinegar, honey, salt, and water in a medium bowl; whisk to blend.
  3. Pour vinegar mixture over onion; cover.
  4. Let sit for at least 1 hour, but sitting overnight in the refrigerator is best. Drain onions before serving.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Quick Pickled Red Onions
Amount Per Serving (2 Tbsp.)
Calories 11
% Daily Value*
Sodium 143mg6%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 2g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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A great veggie to add to any meal or snacktional.

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