Pickled Onions

Take the harshness out of raw onions with a delicious vinegar pickle recipe.

July 30, 2012

Raw onions can be harsh and overpowering, but a vinegar solution takes off the edge and replaces it with a lovely sweet-spicy bite. These make one of the best condiments imaginable for sandwiches, tacos, nachos, and burgers alike.

Serves: 6
Prep: 5 min
Cook: 3 min
Total: 33 min



  • 3/4 cup white or red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 2 red onions, sliced into thin rings


1. Combine the vinegar, water, sugar, salt, bay leaves, and pepper flakes in a small pan and heat until the liquid just begins to simmer.

2. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes.

3. Place the onions in a sealable jar or container and pour the liquid over the onions. These are ready to use almost immediately (give them at least 20 minutes of soaking) and keep covered in the fridge for up to a week.

Nutritional Facts per serving
Calories 25.1 cal
Fat 0.1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 390 mg
Carbohydrates 6.5 gm
Total Sugars 4.6 g
Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
Protein 0.4 g

Read More: How to Grow Your Own Organic Onions.

Recipe courtesy of the Rodale Healthy Recipe Finder.

Photo: (cc) mjtmail/flickr