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Quick pickled red onions

These are a delicious addition to any meal! I like to put them on top of sandwiches and salads. Sometimes I grab a fork and just eat them straight out of the jar 😉


  • 1 medium-to-large red onion

  • ¾ cup apple cider vinegar or distilled white vinegar

  • ¾ cup filtered water

  • 1 tsp kosher, sea, or pink himalayan salt

  • 2 tsp sugar

  • 1 tsp black peppercorns (optional, but recommended)

  • Optional add-ins*: 3-5 cloves of garlic, 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 chopped jalapeño, or 1-2 tsp fresh herbs

Chickpea Salad Sandwich


  1. Slice your onion into half or quarter-sized rings. Use a mandoline if you’d like your slices to be more uniform and/or thinner.

  2. Break up the onion slices and stuff them into a quart-sized glass mason jar.

  3. Prepare the pickling liquid by adding all of the remaining ingredients (see notes for add-ins) to a small pot or pan over high heat. Stir the mixture together to dissolve the salt and sugar. Once the liquid comes to a boil, carefully pour it into the glass mason jar and let it sit on your counter until it cools to room temperature. The onion pieces will gradually soften and shrink with time – if any stick above the liquid in the beginning, press them down with a fork 5-10 minutes later.

  4. Seal your jar, then store in the fridge for up to one month. Serve as desired.

I don't create these recipes. For original recipe click link below ⬇️

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