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Pickled Onions

Quick Pickled Onions

A fast and easy way to prepare pickled onions
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Condiment


  • sieve or strainer, clean jar with a lid, teakettle


  • 1 large onion any kind will do but red is a treat
  • 3/4 cup vinegar rice or another white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1-3 Tbsp honey or maple syrup


  • In your teakettle boil approx. 3 cups water (to be poured over the sliced onions).
  • Peel and finely slice the onion into rings, a mandolin would work too.
  • Add the vinegar, water and honey to a jar, stir.
  • Put the sliced onions in a sieve or strainer, pour 3 cups boiling water over the onions then shake to remove water and put into the jar. You may need to press them into the jar with a spoon to have the onions fully submerged in the liquid.
  • Close the lid and pop the jar into the fridge. If you used red onions look at the beautiful puce colour!
  • These will be ready to eat in 20 minutes, but the longer they sit, the richer the flavour.
  • Store in the fridge and eat within 2 weeks.