Have you got 5 minutes at hand? My homemade No-Cook Pickled Red Onions are really quick and easy, can be made with just 5 ingredients, and in just 5 minutes! An easy way to jazz up your Sandwiches, Burgers, Tacos, Nachos, and many more. These pink pickled onions are simply delicious with Mushroom Bhaji, Vegetable Korma, and Naan bread too!
Learn how to make these pickling onions with step-by-step instructions.
Making Pickled Red Onions is as easy as One Two & Three! You only need 5 ingredients and 5 minutes at hand to make these little beauties.
These pickled red onions will rest in the jar for an hour (or more) to soak up and deepen the flavors. I would still give them at least 1 hour before serving them!
Store them in mason jars or any other airtight container in the fridge for up to a month.
We have always loved serving these pickled onions along with my Vegan Chickpea Tikka Masala and homemade Naan. Together they make a terrific combo!! You will love them too. These are also amazing on my Vegan Buddha Bowls too!
INGREDIENTS YOU WILL NEED for PICKLING RED ONIONS
All the ingredients needed are pretty basic and you will most probably have them at home too!
Onions – I like using Red Onions to make these pickled pink onions. You can use Red Onions or White Onions or a combination of both.
Vinegar – Apple Cider Vinegar adds subtle sweetness to the pickled jar. They are my preference for pickling any vegetable. Don’t have apple cider vinegar, you can use white white vinegar or even distilled vinegar too.
Hot Water – My preference is Hot water instead of warm water for our No Cook Quick Pickled Onions Recipe.
HOW TO MAKE QUICK PICKLED RED ONIONS?
Slice the red onions thin
Prepare the Brine / Pickling Mixture – In a small bowl, add the apple cider vinegar, salt and sugar. Add the hot water and stir to combine.
Stuff Onion in Jar – Place the red onions cross wise into the Mason Jar.
Pour the Brine / Pickling Mixture – Pour the Brine into mason jar, making sure the onions are completely submerged.
Rest the Pickled Onions – Allow the pickled onions to rest for at least one hour or more to soak up and deepen the flavors.
Serve & Store – Your Pink Pickled Onions are ready to be served now. Store any remaining onions in the mason jar for up to a month. They last longer too.
TIPS TO MAKING THE MOST DELICIOUS RED PICKLED ONIONS
When you soak the sliced red onions in this pickling mixture, they become tangy, crisp, with a mild sweet-tartness. It tastes simply amazing with anything you serve it with.
How to Thinly Slice RED Onions?
I highly recommend using mandoline slicer for slicing the onions thin. Set the mandoline slicer to 1/16th inch thickness and slice thin. This nifty gadget is worth the investment. It will save you some time and energy. Alternatively, you can use a sharp knife and steady hand to slice them uniformly.
Vinegar – Which One should I use?
Use Apple Cider Vinegar ! They add subtle sweetness to the recipe. They are my preference for pickling any vegetable. Don’t have apple cider vinegar, you can use white white vinegar or even distilled vinegar too.
Apple Cider Vinegar is made with fermented apple juice and is a great choice for pickling! It has a mellow, fruity flavor that blends well with spices. It also darkens vegetables and fruits in the brine and intensifies the flavors.
Should I use Hot Water or Warm Water for the Pickled Onion recipe?
Hot Water is absolutely essential! As this quick recipe for Pickled Onions is a no cook recipe, hot water plays an essential role in the recipe.
For creating a special occasion Pickled Onions – Add Bay Leaf, Peppercorn, Chilli to the jar to add a decorative touch and also to allow the flavours mature.
Can I Pickle Other Types Of Onions?
Certainly! You can pickle white onions, shallots, red onions or even a combination of onions. However the red onions lend that vibrant “pink pickled onion”color !
What is Brine?
Brine is same as Pickling Mixture, made with apple cider vinegar, salt, sugar and water.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS FOR PINK PICKLED ONIONS
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HOW TO MAKE QUICK & EASY RED PICKLED ONIONS?
- 1 medium red onion sliced thin
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup hot water
- Thinly Slice the Red Onion. I like to set my Mandoline Slicer to 1/16th Thickness and slice thin.
- Add the onions to the sterilised jar.
- In a small bowl, add vinegar, salt, maple syrup and hot water. Stir together to combine.
- Add the prepared pickling mixture to the Jar filled with onions. Allow the onions to rest in the pickling mixture for an hour (or more) to soak up and deepen the flavors.
- After the pickled onions come down to room temperature, store them in the refrigerator for up to a month.