Pickled Red Onion

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recipe by Jessica Entzel

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    Total Time
    8hrs 15mins
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based on 2 ratings

Pickled red onion is a staple in my refrigerator. I most frequently use it on tacos, carnitas, salads and as a garnish on vegetable side dishes. It adds the perfect amount of acid to liven up any dish and a great pop of color.

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Red wine vinegar icon
    Red wine vinegar
    250ml (1 cup)
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar
    57g (about 4½ tbsp)
  • Salt icon
    17g (about 2¾ tsp)
  • Red onion icon
    Red onion
    1 (135g)


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Step preview

  1. Add red wine vinegar, granulated sugar and salt to a clean saucepan
  2. Cook until just boiling then set aside - high heat
  3. Add red onion to a clean jar
  4. Transfer dressing to jar
  5. Marinate in fridge - approx 8 hr
  6. Serve
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