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Pickled Red Onions Recipe by Chef Shaun 🇹🇹 Foodie Nation

Pickled red onions are a tangy and flavorful condiment made by soaking thinly sliced red onions in a mixture of vinegar, water, sugar, and salt. The acidity from the vinegar helps to soften the onions and infuse them with flavor, while the sugar adds a touch of sweetness and the salt balances the flavors.

To make pickled red onions, you typically start by heating a mixture of vinegar, water, sugar, and salt until the sugar and salt dissolve. Then, you add the thinly sliced red onions to the mixture and let them marinate for at least a few hours, preferably overnight, to allow the flavors to meld together.

Pickled red onions can be used in a variety of dishes to add a bright, tangy flavor and a pop of color. They’re often used as a topping for tacos, sandwiches, salads, burgers, and more. They can also be served longside grilled meats or as part of a charcuterie or cheese board. Pickled red onions can be stored in the refrigerator for several weeks, making them a convenient and versatile condiment to have on hand.


Red Onion – 1 Large (peeled & thinly sliced)

Apple Cider Vinegar – ½ cup

Water – ¼ cup

Sea Salt – 1 tsp

Honey - 3 tbsp

Bayleaf – 1

Whole Cloves – 5

Star Anise – 1


1. Place onions in a glass jar or bowl and set aside.

2. Add apple cider, water, sea salt, honey, bayleaf, cloves, & star anise to a small pot over high heat.

3. Whisk until sweetener is dissolved & bring to a simmer.

4. Pour over onions and let stand for a minimum of 30 minutes before use or overnight for best results.

5. Enjoy!


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