Pickled Red Onions

Pickled Red Onions

Easy to make and a vastly different approach to using red onions. Simply cut them, add them to the vinegar and sugar mix and let sit for a day or two. They go great on everything from BBQ to Charcuterie  plates and is a nice variation on your standard cucumber pickles.

Mise En Place

  • Knife and Board
  • Small pot
  • Wooden spoon


  • Red onions, thin sliced
  • 2 cup of vinegar
  • 1 cup of sugar

Method of Preparation

  • Slice the onions
  • Mix the vinegar and sugar and bring to a boil
  • Drop to a simmer and add the onions
  • Let simmer for 10 minutes and remove from heat


  • Store these in the liquid once they cool, you can use them immediately but they work better after a day
  • I use Mirin which is Rice vinegar but some people use normal white. I don’t recommend using cider or sherry vinegar since the color won’t turn out as bright and they tend to have a stronger flavor.

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