Easy Pickled Red Onions

The ultimate tangy dress up of any taco, avocado toast or salad.

Pickled Red Onions 💗 Ingredients: 1 large red onion, 1 cup white wine vinegar, 2.5 tbs sugar, 1 tbs salt #fyp #pickledonions #easyrecipes

♬ original sound – Stella Drivas

One of the best ways to add flavor and color to your dish is this pickled red onion topping. It’s prepared in 5 minutes with a marinate time of at least two hours, so prepare ahead. I prefer to leave mine in the vinegar for at least 24 hours to transfer the flavor into the onion fully and have it soften to my liking.

I like my pickled red onions kind of on the sweet and tangy side so I tend to add a heaping amount of the sugar listed. You can also add some peppercorns to this recipe.

pickled red onions in vinegar

Easy Pickled Red Onions

5 from 5 votes
Servings: 10
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes



  • Add your vinegar, sugar and salt to a small pot and bring to A NEAR boil.
  • Place your separated, sliced onions in a medium sealable and airtight container. Pour the mixture over the onions. Allow to come to room temperature – about 1 hour.
  • Seal and place in the fridge for at least an hour. I prefer to wait over night for best results.  Keeps for 3 weeks refrigerated. 


Add more sugar if you prefer them sweeter.


Calories: 21kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 700mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg
Author: Stella

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