Red Pickled Onion

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Here is a really easy recipe for a pickled red onion in a vinegar brine. I added vinegar, sugar,  good quality black peppercorns, and dried bay leaves. Great recipe. You do not have to make a large amount. One large onion fills an entire jar and it is kept refrigerated for a long time. Easy 3 months. Within 3 hours of refrigeration and you have pickled onions that you have made from scratch at home and from natural ingredients.

Why Pickle an onion you ask? It just adds a sour and sweet taste to a lot of dishes like tacos or Vegan Burritos, Avocado On A Toast. Excellent over scrambled tofu and upgrades any boring or tired sandwich. It’s suitable for falafel and adds really nice color to garnishing dishes.

Vegan Recipes Cacao-Shamaness ingredients for Red Pickled Onion Recipe

It is possible and even recommended to add Sumac which is an excellent spice that also helps to pickle the onions. I made this recipe without Sumac. Add 1 teaspoon of Sumac for each one onion.

Vegan Recipes Cacao-Shamaness Red Pickled Onion in a jar

Red Pickled Onion

Thinly sliced pickled onions with Vinegar sugar and dried herbs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Basic recipes, Pickles, Prep, Toppings
Cuisine British
Servings 1 Jar
Calories 428 kcal


  • A Glass Jar to store your pickled onion
  • Mandoline slicer


  • 1 Medium Purple Onion
  • 1 Cup Hot Boiled Water
  • ½ Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 5-7 Dried Bay Leaves
  • 2 Tsp Black Peppercorn


  • Slice the onion thinly with a Mandolin Slicer
  • In a mixing bowl add the hot water, salt, sugar and stir until fully dissolved.
  • Add the vinegar, peppercorns and bay leaves
  • Add the sliced onions to the brine and cover with a silver foil or plastic wrap. set aside to let it cool for 3 hours.
  • Pour the onions and the brine to the jar you have prepared, cover and store in the fridge for up to 2 months.
Keyword Gluten Free, Pickled Red Onion


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