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Pickled Red Onion

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size Makes about 2 cups servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 2 ingredients

This quick method of pickling softens and sweetens the sharp taste of raw red onion into the perfect condiment for salads, avocados, or steamed vegetables. The vinegar in this dish not only turns the onions...


  • 1 red onion halved, very thinly sliced trough the root end
  • 1 cup white wine or cider vinegar
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Nutrition Facts


242 cals


0 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

0 g


18 g


8 g


2 g


2 g


17 mg


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the vinegar and onions. Let them sit for at least 1 hour.
  2. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Chef Tips

For an even milder pickle, use 3 medium shallots.

If vinegar is too acidic for your mouth, simply soak the onions in 1 cup of cold water with 1 teaspoon of vinegar for an hour. Drain and squeeze out all the water before using. Onions prepared this way will not keep. Any leftovers should be thrown out within 3 days.

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