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This is a very basic recipe for a quick, garlic pepper pickled onions; but you could swap out the onions for any other veggies. It's an easy recipe to make with only a few basic pantry ingredients; but it really elevates a sandwich, salad, bowl, taco, pizza or practically anything.
Try them as a garnish on this delicious tomato, cucumber, avocado salad to add a delicious sour crunch to each bite. They are perfect on avocado toast, a toasted tomato and cucumber sandwich or banh mi. We love them on our tacos to add a nice garlicky, peppery, fresh, crunchy texture to each bite.
These pickled onions are quick and easy to make. Add salt and sugar to water - bring to boil. Peel and slice onions. Place in jar (or jars if you want to share with friends). Done!
I hope you enjoy gobbling up your jar of pickled onions.
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Quick Pickled Red Onions
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- 1 ½ cups white vinegar
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 large red onion, sliced thin
- 2-4 cloves garlic (whole)*
- 1 tsp peppercorn
- pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
- Add the vinegar, sugar, and salt into a medium sauce pan - stir while bringing it to a boil. Remove from heat. While it is cooling, prepare the onions.
- Peel and slice red onion into thin ½ moons (I cut them in half again but consider what you will use them for and cut accordingly). Place them in a clean jar or two (you can push them down gently to fill the jar). Add the garlic cloves, black peppercorns, and a pinch of red pepper flakes if you want to bring a little heat to your pickled onions (this is optional).
- Pour the brine over the onions in the jar. Let cool, add the lid, and put in the fridge.
These pickled onions can stay in the fridge for up to 6 months (but they won't last that long).
- PRO TIPS:
I peel but keep the garlic cloves whole. The size of the cloves and how garlicky you like your pickles will determine how many cloves you add. I take my garlic out after the first day.
Add peppercorns to taste. Depending how peppery you want the onions, add more or less whole peppercorns.
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