Perfectly Pickled Onions


Pickled anything gets me all sorts of excited. I don’t even know where to begin. By far one of my favorite things to eat and make. Sweet, tart, savory and spicy, pickled vegetables offer a wide array of flavors. Want to add them to salad, burgers, or a banh mi? This is the recipe for you.

No ratings yet

Pickled Onions

A wonderfully tart addition to any salad, taco or breakfast
Servings 6
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Chilling and Marinating 9 hrs
Total Time 9 hrs 20 mins


  • Sauce Pot
  • Whisk
  • Strainer
  • Bowl
  • Measuring Cup
  • Measuring Spoons


  • 1 ea. Bay Leaf
  • ½ tsp Coriander Seed
  • ½ tsp. Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 10 oz. Red Wine Vinegar
  • 6 oz. Water
  • cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Red Onion julienne


  • In a sauce pot over medium heat combine Bay Leaf, Coriander Seed, Peppercorns, Vinegar, Water and Sugar. Whisk to combine. Bring to a boil to melt Sugar
  • Once Sugar is melted strain into a bowl and refrigerate until cold
  • Pour cold mixture over Onions let marinate at least 8 hours or overnight
    PIckled veg


Additional Twist: You can add a different spice like Star Anise, Cardamom, Clove or Fennel to change the flavor. If you want to pickle a different Onion, change the Vinegar used. If you’re using a White Onion use a White Vinegar. Even a combination of Vinegars   
Cool your Pickling liquid before pouring it over vegetables. This will allow the vegetables to stay crisp. 
Author: Jason Pepin
Calories: 65kcal
Cost: $8
Course: Salad, Snacks
Cuisine: Any
Keyword: Onion, Pickled


Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

Did you make this recipe?

Please let me know how it turned out for you! Leave a comment below and tag @simplybalancedbites on Instagram and hashtag it #simplybalancedbites.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

Exposure Business © Copyright 2021. All rights reserved.