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A jar containing quick pickled onions.
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Quick Pickled Onions

Quick pickled onions made from only five ingredients and made in only one hour! These are great for adding fun color and flavor to a wide variety of meals.
Prep Time5 minutes
Resting Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: quick pickled onions
Servings: 8


  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup coconut sugar or any sugar you have on hand
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 red onion thinly sliced


  • Add vinegar, water, sugar and salt to a bowl and whisk together until the sugar and salt have dissolved.
    A small bowl containing vinegar, water, sugar and salt.
  • Place onion slices in a mason jar.
    A jar containing sliced red onions.
  • Pour vinegar mixture on top, making sure all onion slices are covered with liquid. Let mixture sit at room temperature for 1 hour before covering and placing in the fridge. 
    Pouring the vinegar mixture into the jar of onions.
  • Store in the liquid in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Use a fork or slotted spoon to remove the onions from the liquid before using.


Serving: 1/8 of recipe | Calories: 9kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Sugar: 2g