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.
Easy Pickled Red Onions
- 1 medium red onion, sliced thin
- 1 cup white wine vinegar
- 2.5 tbs sugar
- 1 tbs salt
- 1 tsp whole peppercorns
- 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.