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🌰 Storing Onions in Vinegar - A Pickling Recipe 🌰

Learn how to store onions in vinegar with this easy pickling recipe from Just Canning. Pickled onions can be used in salads, sandwiches, and more!

Storing Onions in Vinegar

You will need:

  • chopped onions2 cups of chopped onions
  • white vinegar1 cup of white vinegar
  • salt1 teaspoon of salt
  • sugar1 teaspoon of sugar
  • glass jar with lid1 glass jar with lid


  1. Start by peeling and chopping your onions into desired size.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the white vinegar, salt, and sugar. Bring this mixture to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until the salt and sugar are fully dissolved.
  3. Place the chopped onions into the glass jar.
  4. Pour the hot vinegar mixture over the onions in the jar, ensuring they are fully submerged.
  5. Allow the onions and vinegar to cool to room temperature.
  6. Once cooled, secure the lid on the jar tightly.
  7. Store the jar in a cool, dark place for at least 24 hours before consuming the onions. They can be stored this way for up to 3 months.


The onions will take on a pickled taste after being stored in the vinegar. They can be used in salads, sandwiches, or any dish where you would use pickled onions.

Unlock the full potential of your pantry with this simple yet flavorful method of storing onions in vinegar. This time-honored technique not only extends the shelf life of your onions, but also enhances their taste, transforming them into a delightful pickled treat that can be used in a variety of dishes. Whether you're a seasoned home cook or new to the world of canning and pickling, this recipe is a great starting point.

Onions are a staple in many kitchens, providing a flavorful base for countless meals. But did you know that you can take their taste to a whole new level by pickling them in vinegar? The process is surprisingly easy, and the result is a tangy, versatile ingredient that you can use in everything from salads to sandwiches. Here are some of our favorite pickling recipes to inspire you.

But why stop at onions? The world of pickling is vast and varied, offering endless possibilities for preserving and enhancing your favorite fruits and vegetables. For example, you can try pickling cucumbers using vinegar or explore the simple recipe for pickling red onions. The process is similar to our onion recipe, and the results are just as delicious.

One of the great things about pickling is that it's not just a way to preserve food—it's also a way to get creative in the kitchen. You can experiment with different types of vinegar, add spices for extra flavor, or even try pickling with salt instead of vinegar. Curious about the difference? Check out our article on pickling with vinegar vs. salt.

So, whether you've got a bumper crop of onions from your garden or simply want to try something new in the kitchen, give this recipe a whirl. It's a simple, satisfying way to make the most of your onions—and once you've tasted the results, you'll wonder why you didn't start pickling sooner!