Easy Pickled Red Onions

If you are at all intimidated by making your own pickled onions, don’t be! Give this recipe a try because they are so simple to make. These pickled red onions are perfect to have in your fridge because they taste great on pretty much everything and they last for about 6 months! I love mixing them in with my salads for lunch. This recipe is very basic, but you can add any spices or fresh herbs you like for a little extra flavor!

Easy Pickled Red Onions

The best way to preserve onions and also the most delicious topping for salads, tacos, you name it!

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine dairyfree, glutenfree, Vegan, whole30
Keyword pickledonions
Prep Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Author lexiborr


  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup filtered water


  1. Peel and slice the red onion into thin slices. Place into a pint sized mason jar, or other glass jar with lid.

  2. In a small saucepan stir together apple cider vinegar, filtered water and salt. Add in additional spices or herbs if you like. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat.

  3. Pour mixture over onions in jar until full. Place the lid on and let cool to room temperature.
  4. Place the lid on to seal and refrigerate.

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