These Pink Pickled Onions are a delicious and beautiful addition to almost any meal. They add a pop of color, crunch, and flavor to toasts, salads, bowls, eggs, sandwiches, and so much more. Sugar free.
4 ingredients and 30 minutes!
What to put Pickled Onions on
You can add these healthy, crunchy, tasty slices of onion to almost anything. Try some of these ideas.
What you need to make Quick Pickled Onions
A good knife or a mandolin. You want to cut the onions thinly. I recommend this knife, which is the best budget Chef’s Knife you can order online. I use mine for EVERYTHING (affiliate link).
A small pot to boil the vinegar and salt mixture.
A glass jar to pickle the onions in.
4 Simple Ingredients:
Apple Cider Vinegar (or any vinegar)
Honey (or any sweetener)
FAQ About Quick Pickled Onions
Nope! You can use any vinegar – Red Wine Vinegar, White Wine Vinegar, plain Vinegar. Personally, I love the subtle sweetness that Apple Cider Vinegar adds, but any will work.
Pop them in the fridge about 30 minutes after pouring the hot vinegar mixture over them. This cooks them ever-so-slightly, but they maintain their delicious crunch.
By using red onions and pouring a hot liquid mixture on them, the onion colors melt together and turn pink. The longer you let the mixture sit, the more pink they will become.
Almost every savory thing I eat – tacos, salads, eggs, sandwiches, avocado toast, cheese and crackers. Scroll up if you missed my list of more specific ideas!
This pickled onion recipe is just so simple to make and can really elevate the simplest of dishes. I recommend making a batch to store in the fridge for use at any time. Its healthy, beautiful, and just so tasty.
Its the type of thing you’ll always wish you had on hand!
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- 1 Red Onion
- 3/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/4 Cup Water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Slice Red onion into thin slices and place in a glass jar. (I recommend this knife for slicing - its the best budget knife that is high quality).
- Bring the water, vinegar, salt, and honey (or sugar) to a gentle boil in a small pot. Once small bubbles form, turn it to low and simmer for 1 - 2 minutes, stirring to make sure the honey doesn't all stick to the bottom.
- Pour hot mixture over onions (use a funnel if you have one). Cover and let sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes. Pop in the fridge and you will have Pink Pickled Onions in about an hour. Keep in sealed jar in the fridge for up to a month.
The longer the onions sit, the more pink they will become.
Use a funnel to pour the hot liquid if you want to avoid spillage.
Save the jars from pickles or jams to use for homemade pickled onions!
To make spicy, add a couple chili flakes or thin slices or hot pepper.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 40 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 4Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 53mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g