Quick Pickled Red Onions

Quick Pickled Red Onions
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Recipe type: condiment
Cuisine: american
  • ½ large red onion, sliced very thinly
  • ⅔ cup red wine vinegar
  • ⅓ cup boiling or very hot water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 25 whole black peppercorns (optional)
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed (optional)
  • Equipment: glass jar or container for storage - I used an old jam jar!
  1. Place the onions in your glass container with the garlic and peppercorns if using.
  2. Pour in vinegar, water and sugar. Make sure all the onions are submerged completely in the vinegar mixture.
  3. Close jar/container securely and shake for about 30 seconds so the sugar dissolves. Store in the refrigerator for about 15 -20 minutes for quick pickled onions. When ready to serve, drain desired amount of onion slices and top on your favorite dish!
  4. Onions will keep for 2 weeks in a sealed container in the refrigerator. The flavor will continue to intensify the longer they sit.