The Edgy Veg

Quick and Healthy Red Pickled Onion Recipe

Have you ever heard of that old saying, “you should be eating pickled foods on your plate everyday?” Well, your wise family members were right, pickled red onions are probiotics and contain many nutrients that can help improve immune, nervous and digestive systems for your body! Keeping healthy amid COVID-19, this recipe is the perfect add-on side-dish to your everyday meal.

Not only are red pickled onions filled with bursting flavors and beautiful colors, but this recipe is super simple to make and consists of using only 5 ingredients. You can add or supplement spices and vegetables to customize the flavors according to your taste palettes.

Are there other ways to make it? 

You can add peeled garlic cloves, whole peppercorns, cumin seeds, even sliced jalapenos or anything else you want to turn this into a custom pickled jar!

This quick and easy vegan recipe will be your family’s new favorite dish!

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Red Pickled Onions

You can add red pickled onions as toppings on any of your favorite sandwiches, salads, tacos or any dish that can use more color to your plate. This recipe only takes 10 minutes or less to make, and you can stock your fridge with beautiful pink pickled onions to eat at anytime.

This recipe is so easy to make and adds a bright flavour to any dish. All you need to do is boil water, mix in the sugar, salt and vinegar, then stuff a jar with thinly sliced red onions. Pour the liquid over the onions, let cool and add a lid then keep in the fridge for a minimum of 8 hours before enjoying on anything you’d like!

How many servings does this make?

This recipe makes enough to fill a 2 cup jar, and you can use as much or as little at a time.

Can I make it ahead of time?

You can make a batch of these onions anytime to keep on hand for any recipe!

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Easy Pickled Onions
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Recipe type: Sides
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 2 cups
  1. Boil water, vinegar, salt, sugar together to dissolve, pack onions into a jar, pour over the liquid to cover.
  2. Let cool, top with lid and keep in the fridge until ready to use.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 tbsp Calories: 12.5 Carbohydrates: 2.3g Sugar: 1.9g


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  • Michelle says:

    These are perfect! I love having them in the fridge so that I don’t have to cut an entire red onion for my burger or sandwich! And these are so easy to make!!!

  • Stephanie says:

    Can’t wait to try this, sounds yummy

  • This is such a refreshing add on to my sandwiches! Thank you for sharing


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