When I first heard about pickled onions, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to make them. I’m not a huge pickle person, so I wasn’t sure how I’d like them. However, I’d heard lots of great things, so I thought it wouldn’t hurt to give them a try. I’m so glad I did! They’re sweet and crunchy and zingy and pretty – try them in soups, or load them up on your (veggie) burger! You can’t go wrong with these!
This is a basic recipe, so feel free to get creative. Add some red pepper flakes for spice, ginger, garlic, or any other flavor you like. I added a dash of allspice to mine.
Pickled Red Onions
2 red onions
1/2 C apple cider vinegar
1/4 C sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
Any spices you want
Cut the onions into thin slices. Try not to slice your finger open at this point like I did!
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Blanch the onions for two minutes and then rinse with cool water to stop the cooking process. Feeling lazy? Put the onions in a glass container, cover with water, and cook for two minutes.
Heat vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, and any other spices in a small pan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
Place onion slices in a glass container, and pour the vinegar mixture over them. Turn as needed to have all of the onions in the liquid for 10-15 minutes.
Enjoy! These should keep in your fridge for a few weeks, but trust me, you won’t have a problem gobbling these up!