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🌰 Simple Pickled Onions Recipe 🌰

Learn how to make delicious pickled onions with this simple recipe from Just Canning. Find out the ingredients and step-by-step instructions to make pickled onions at home.

Simple Pickled Onions

You will need:

  • red wine vinegar1 cup of red wine vinegar
  • sugar1 tablespoon of sugar
  • salt1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
  • water1 cup of water
  • red onion1 red onion, thinly sliced


  1. Start by combining the red wine vinegar, sugar, salt, and water in a saucepan.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring until the sugar and salt are fully dissolved.
  3. Place the thinly sliced onion in a jar.
  4. Pour the hot vinegar mixture over the onions in the jar, ensuring that all the onions are submerged.
  5. Let the mixture cool to room temperature.
  6. Seal the jar tightly and store at room temperature for at least 24 hours before using.


Pickled onions can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. Always use a clean utensil to remove onions from the jar to avoid contamination.

There's something incredibly satisfying about creating your own pickled foods, and our Simple Pickled Onions recipe is a great place to start. With just a few basic ingredients and a little bit of time, you can create a tangy, flavorful addition to any meal. The beauty of this recipe lies in its simplicity, allowing the natural flavors of the onion to shine through.

While our recipe uses red wine vinegar for a robust flavor, you can experiment with other types of vinegar for a different taste profile. If you're new to pickling, you might find our article on easy and delicious pickling recipes helpful. It covers a range of recipes, from classic dill pickles to more adventurous options like pickled green tomatoes.

One of the great things about pickling is that it's not limited to cucumbers. Almost any vegetable can be pickled, and onions are a particularly good choice. They add a bright, tangy flavor to sandwiches, salads, and more. If you're interested in trying other vegetables, check out our tips and recipes for pickling vegetables from your garden.

Remember, the key to successful pickling is ensuring that your jars are properly sealed. This prevents bacteria from entering and spoiling your pickles. If you're unsure about how to do this, our guide on making homemade pickles covers the process in detail. And if you're looking for the perfect jars for your pickling projects, don't forget to check out our collection of canning jars.

So, why not give our Simple Pickled Onions a try? You might just discover a new favorite condiment. Happy pickling!