Pickled Crimson Onions – Oh Candy Basil

I don’t know why I haven’t posted this recipe sooner, however I can’t cease making and consuming these pickled crimson onions…carry on all of the tacos!

Pickled crimson onions are tangy and candy, they usually add just a little additional crunch to no matter you set them on. I’m obsessive about them! I completely love them on tacos and just about all Mexican recipes. They’re additionally phenomenal on sandwiches or burgers or in a salad. Primarily, I simply hold them readily available on a regular basis now.

They’ve a protracted shelf life and simply get higher with age. All you want is 6 easy components!

a photo of a quart size mason jar a little over half full of thinly sliced red onions sitting in water. They are bright pink .


Listed here are the 6 easy components you’ll need to make pickled onions:

  • Crimson Onion – thinly sliced, you possibly can use any sort of onion you need when you aren’t a crimson fan
  • Apple Cider Vinegar and Crimson Wine Vinegar – I really like the mixture of those two vinegars, they’re candy and just a little extra gentle
  • Sugar – balances the tartness and acidity of the vinegars
  • Kosher Salt – provides taste and enhances all of the flavors
  • Water – utilizing heat water helps dissolve the sugar and salt

The measurement for all of the components might be discovered within the recipe card down beneath. The recipe might be saved or printed there as nicely.

Variations for Pickled Onions

I’m all about not altering issues up if it’s scrumptious, however this recipe is tremendous versatile and might be simply adjusted to suit your wishes. Listed here are a couple of concepts:

  • Spicy – add slices of jalapeno or a touch or crimson pepper flakes
  • Garlicky – add a clove or two of recent garlic that has been thinly sliced
  • Peppery – add complete peppercorns
  • Herby – add a sprig of recent thyme or rosemary or no matter herb(s) you like

You may as well use different varieties of onions or vinegar. Mess around with this recipe and discover variation is your favourite!

a photo of a quart size mason jar that is about half full of bright pink thinly sliced red onions brining in a clear liquid with a sprig of cilantro sitting next to the jar.


What to Put Pickled Crimson Onions on

The brief reply is…nearly the whole lot! I’m love these on tacos, sandwiches, in salads and bowls. Listed here are a couple of of our favourite recipes that go nice with pickled crimson onions:

See, like I mentioned…they go along with virtually the whole lot! I can’t wait so that you can attempt them!

The best way to Thinly Minimize an Onion

The simplest method to uniformly reduce onions very thinly is to make use of a mandolin. In case you don’t have a mandolin, then use a pointy knife. Minimize the tip (the sharp finish, not the tip with the little brown strings hanging off it), then place the onion down on the reducing board on that new flat facet. Minimize the onion in half by the basis finish (the tip with the brown strings, i.e. roots). Peel again the papery pores and skin again after which use a pointy knife to thinly slice the onion.

How Lengthy Do Picked Crimson Onions Preserve?

Pickled onions hold very nicely and truly get extra flavorful the longer they sit. They need to be stored in an hermetic container within the fridge for as much as 2 weeks.


I really like the intense pink coloration of the pickled crimson onions and the vinegary and zippy burst of taste they add to any dish. There aren’t many recipes on the market that require no cooking and no pans. This recipe is so fast and straightforward! It’s taco time over right here!


Extra Condiment Recipes to Attempt:

a photo of a quart size mason jar a little over half full of thinly sliced red onions sitting in water. They are bright pink .

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Resting Time: 1 hour

Whole Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Servings: 1 batch

  • 1/2 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar plus 2 Tablespoons
  • 2 Tablespoons Crimson Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Heat Water
  • 1 Crimson Onion thinly sliced
  • Whisk the primary 5 components in a small bowl till the sugar and salt utterly dissolve.

  • Place onion in a big jar and pour the vinegar combination excessive.

  • Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour then cowl with a lid and switch to the fridge for as much as 2 weeks.

Diet Info

Pickled Crimson Onions

Quantity Per Serving (1 batch)

Energy 121
Energy from Fats 9

% Each day Worth*

Fats 1g2%

Saturated Fats 1g6%

Polyunsaturated Fats 1g

Monounsaturated Fats 1g

Sodium 3510mg153%

Potassium 261mg7%

Carbohydrates 23g8%

Fiber 2g8%

Sugar 17g19%

Protein 1g2%

Vitamin A 2IU0%

Vitamin C 8mg10%

Calcium 43mg4%

Iron 1mg6%

* % Each day Values are primarily based on a 2000 calorie weight-reduction plan.


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