Pickled Red Onions


Red onions are a colorful addition to so many plates, but nothing takes this Pickled Red Onions simple staple to the next level like pickling. Learn to make a quick and easy rendition of everyone’s favorite topping with this  Pickled Red Onions recipe for Pickled Red Onions!

Why You’ll Love These Pickled Red Onions

Premier Pickled Flavor – If you love the color and crunch of cucumber pickles then you have to try pickled red onions! They have all your favorite fermented flavor notes with even more color and savory to sweet flavor from these vibrant onions!
Quick and Creative Flavor – Traditionally pickled red onions might ferment for weeks, but this fast and easy recipe allows you to make perfect pickled onions in just a couple hours!
Versatile and Vibrant – We eat with our eyes and these beautiful onions are very eye-catching. They add color and flavor to everything and their delicious culinary possibilities are endless!


Jar/Food Storage Container These onions need a little time to ferment, so mixing them in a jar or food storage container is a perfect idea. That way the onions are ready to go straight from the prep counter to the fridge in minutes!


Red Onions These are the stars of this Pickled Red Onions recipe. Choose fresh onions that are bright in color have no soft spots, and have unblemished skin. Be sure to slice them evenly so all the pieces pickle at the same rate.

Hot Water Tap or filtered water is perfect for this Pickled Red Onions recipe.

  • Apple Cider Vinegar Apple cider vinegar has the right balance of sweet fruit flavor and acidic vinegar bite to make these onions irresistible. If you do not have this ingredient try swapping it for red wine vinegar instead.
  • Sea Salt Fine-grain sea salt is perfect for this Pickled Red Onions recipe or you can substitute it with another variety, like pickling salt.
  • Honey Honey brings sweetness and floral flavor to this Pickled Red Onions recipe. You can optionally swap it for agave or another sugar-free sweetener.

Expert Tips for This Pickled Red Onions Pickled Red Onions Recipe

  • Be sure to cover all the onions in the pickling liquid, that way they are all able to soak up that rich pickled flavor! These quick pickled onions must ferment for at least 2 hours, but they can stay in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.
  • The longer they chill the stronger the flavor.

How to Serve Pickled Red Onions

  • These amazingly easy pickled onions are great on everything! Serve them chilled with anything that needs a little tangy zing!
  • Try these delicious Pickled Red Onions on hot dogs, tacos, burgers, wraps, or even tossed-in salads. These add an exciting bit of color and flavor to any dish you dream of!

How to Store Pickled Red Onions

  • Storing this Pickled Red Onions tangy topping is easy! Cover the jar or container and move the pickled red onions to the fridge. These delicious onions will keep in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.
  • Enjoy Your Pure Plate.

Pickled Red Onions

Course Side Dish



  • Red onions
  • Equal parts hot water and Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Sea salt
  • 2 tbsp Honey


  • In a jar, combine all the recipe ingredients. Stir gently to combine.
  • Cover the jar and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.


Keyword Pickled Red Onion, Quick & Easy, Salad

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