Easy Pickled Onion Recipe- Ready in Under an Hour

Easy Pickled Onion

easy pickled onions ready in under an hour

I absolutely love pickled onion! I will put it on anything, including tacos, burgers, sandwiches, eggs, burritos, salads and more! This is a very simple recipe that anybody can make! Onions will be ready in under an hour and just get better and better as they soak up all that tangy vinegar! These onions will give all your meals a burst of tang and flavor!

What you will need to make these Easy Pickled Onion

1 Organic Red Onion

1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar

1/4 cup White distilled Vinegar

2 teaspoons sugar

generous pinch of salt

Add easy pickled onion to a variety of dishes

Pickled onions are one of my favorite ingredients to add to a recipe! They turn any dish into a work of art. There is just something about the vibrant pink of a pickled onion that brings life to even the dullest looking dish! They are sweet, sour, tangy and crunchy!

For a long time I was afraid to try to make my own pickled onions. I make all kinds of recipes, so you would think I would jump on something as easy as pickled onions! I think it was hard, because there are so many different recipes out there. With something as easy as pickled onions, I find basic is better! This recipe is so easy and I promise you will make these again and again!

Easy Pickled Onion

Easy Recipe for Pickled Onions that can be ready in under an hour
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Side Dish


  • small sauce pan for stove


  • 1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup White Distilled Vinegar
  • 1 Organic Onion peeled and thinly sliced (1/8 " slices)
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 generous pinch of salt


  • Peel and slice organic red onion. Thinner slices will absorb vinegar more quickly.
  • Add both vinegars, sugar and salt into small saucepan on stove and bring to a simmer. Continute to simmer until sugar and salt is dissolved.
  • Remove from stove and let cool
  • Add liquid and onions to a bowl or jar and cover.
  • Place onions in fridge and store up to 2 weeks in fridge.
  • Onions will be ready in about an hour but taste and texture will improve over time as onions absorb all the liquid.

You can add these pickled onions to anything. Salads, sandwiches, wraps, tacos and burgers! Most recently I topped them on my grain-free tacos!!! I paired them with my homemade pico and OH SO GOOD!!!

easy pickled onions that are ready in under an hour on tacos

Click here to get my recipe for these grain-free tacos !

easy pickled onions

What I used to make these Easy Pickled Onions

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Joseph Joseph Cutting Board

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Celtic Sea Salt

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First of all, this salt will be more flavorful and tasty then any other salt you’ve had! Celtic Sea Salt is not just simple sodium chloride. It is full of all the vitamins and minerals that your body needs. If you are a person that avoids salt because of blood pressure issues, do some research on this salt!! Celtic Sea Salt contains less sodium and chloride than regular table salt!

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tacos with pickled onions

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