Pickled Red Onions Recipe (5 Minutes Hands On!)

It’s so easy, folks!

"I had this on a steak…OMG! fell in love! I’m hoping this cold process stands up to a little heat when I put some on a steak, or a burger, or a piece of chicken straight off the grill…thank you ever so much for posting this!"

Elaine Curtis

• red onion • apple cider vinegar • granulated sugar • salt • hot water


Watch the video tutorial for full step-by-step instructions!


Learning how to make pickled red onions is SO easy – it only takes five minutes and you probably have all the ingredients! You’ll love having a jar of these in your fridge for tacos, avocado toast, and more!

Slice the red onions as thin as you can. I use a mandoline but a sharp knife works well, too.


Stuff all the red onions in the jar of your choice. A bowl works too but a jar is easier to store in the fridge.


In a measuring cup, combine apple cider vinegar, salt, sugar, and warm water. Stir to dissolve the sugar and salt.


Pour the pickling mixture over the sliced onions, making sure they are immersed in the liquid, and let them set for an hour.


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