Quick Pickled Red Onions to Brighten the Season’s Best

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Quick Pickled Red Onions to Brighten the Season's Best | 31Daily.com

Quick Pickled Red Onions are a home cook’s best friend. Seasonless, they are the perfect condiment, any time of the year. But in the summer… oh my. That’s when they really shine.

These onions are incredibly easy and quick. In fact, they can be ready after a brief 20 to 30 minutes of cooling. We like to spice our up a bit and add red pepper flakes. But, as always, if that isn’t your thing, simply eliminate the spice.

This is one condiment you’ll want to keep handy in the refrigerator, season after season!

How to Use Pickled Red Onions

Quick Pickled Red onions are perfect with:

• tacos
Mexican Shredded Chicken
• grain bowls
• burgers
• hot dogs
• nachos
• salads
• sandwiches/ subs
• pizza

really, the possibilities are endless!

Quick Pickled Red Onions to Brighten the Season's Best | 31Daily.com

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Quick Pickled Red Onions Recipe

Quick Pickled Red Onions to Brighten the Season's Best | 31Daily.com

Quick Pickled Red Onions are a home cook’s best friend. Seasonless, they are the perfect condiment, any time of the year. But in the summer… oh my. That’s when they really shine.

  • Author: Stephanie Wilson

Ingredients

1/2 cup water
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 red onion, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, sliced

Instructions

Slice and pack the onion and garlic into a pint size mason jar or heatproof container.

In a small saucepan, combine the water, vinegar, sugar, salt, and red pepper flakes. With medium heat, bring the brining mixture to a simmer, then carefully pour into the mason jar over the onions and garlic.

Use a spoon to press the onions down into the vinegar. Let the pickled onions cool on the counter, 20 to 30 minutes. Cover and refrigerate. The pickled onions will keep for two to three weeks, but we like them best up to a few days after making.

Notes

The onions will continue to soften in the refrigerator. If serving right away, and you desire softer onions, let the onions and garlic boil in the brining liquid about 2 minutes before packing into the mason jar. Then let cool before serving.

Quick Pickled Red Onions to Brighten the Season's Best | 31Daily.com

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

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