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🧅 Salt Brine Pickled Onions Recipe

Learn how to make delicious salt brine pickled onions with this easy recipe from Just Canning. Discover the perfect balance of flavors and enjoy homemade pickled onions.

Salt Brine Pickled Onions

You will need:

  • cup of water1 cup of water
  • sea salt2 tablespoons of sea salt
  • pound of onions1 pound of onions


  1. Start by dissolving 2 tablespoons of sea salt in 1 cup of water.
  2. Peel and cut 1 pound of onions into desired shape.
  3. Add the cut onions into the saltwater brine.
  4. Ensure the onions are fully submerged in the brine.
  5. Let the onions sit in the brine for at least 24 hours.


This method of pickling can result in quite salty onions, so it may not be suitable for everyone. Feel free to adjust the amount of salt to your taste.

Unleash your inner chef with this simple yet delightful Salt Brine Pickled Onions recipe! This traditional pickling method is a fantastic way to transform your everyday onions into a tangy treat that can add a zing to any dish. Whether you're a seasoned canner or just starting out, this recipe is a great introduction to the world of pickling with salt brine.

But why choose salt brine over vinegar? Well, while vinegar pickling is a popular choice, pickling with salt offers a unique flavor profile that's worth exploring. Salt brine pickling relies on the natural lactic acid fermentation process, which can result in a more complex and nuanced taste. Plus, it's a wonderful way to reduce your vinegar usage!

However, if you're concerned about the saltiness, don't worry! You're in control of the salt content, and you can reduce the salt in your pickles to suit your taste. And if you're wondering, yes, pickles can be made without salt too. But remember, salt plays a crucial role in the pickling process, enhancing flavor and preserving your onions.

If you're looking for more ways to get creative with your canning, why not explore our collection of easy and delicious pickling recipes? From classic dill pickles to spicy pickled cucumbers, there's a recipe for every palate.

So, why wait? Grab your canning jars and let's get pickling! Remember, the key to successful homemade pickles lies in the freshness of your ingredients and your passion. Happy canning!