30 Minute Red Pickled Onions

Red Pickled Onions

This quick and easy Red Pickled Onions recipe only requires 5 ingredients, and 30 minutes to make!

Our easy recipe for pickling onions is also low calorie, low sugar, and low carb. And it uses fat burning apple cider vinegar!

Red Pickled Onions

These easy pickled onions are wonderful on tacos, salads, soups, and even burgers and sandwiches.

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And best of all, you can meal prep the recipe for sweet pickled onions and store it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks!

These 30 minute Red Pickled Onions are just 11 calories!

30 Minute Red Pickled Onions

This article will supply you with everything you’ll need to make a quick pickled onions recipe.

From a shopping list, to a printable recipe card. You’ll find a nutrition label, optional add-in spices and more in the sections below.

To make this recipe for pickled onions easy, we’ve supplied you with the following sections.

Read through them for helpful resources, or skip ahead to the recipe card.

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Pickled Onions Ingredients

You can make these pickled onions for tacos with just 5 ingredients!

But just in case you want to add some spice, herbs, or pepper to these Mexican pickled onions. We’ve supplied you with 5 optional add-in ingredients.

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Shopping List for Pickling Onions:

Optional Pickled Onion Add-Ins:

  • Jalapeño sliced thin
  • Garlic sliced thin
  • Bay leaf
  • Fresh thyme
  • Fresh ground pepper

These optional spices for pickling onions can all be used together, or you can pick one or more to add to your recipe.

Special Tip: You can find all the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of quick pickled onions you want to make. It will do all the measurement math for you! All of the ingredients for this red pickled onions Mexican recipe can be doubled or tripled with the click of a button.

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How to Make Pickled Onions

These homemade pickled red onions are quick and easy. In this section we will sow you how to make them in the microwave, or on the stove.

In this how to pickling onions guide you’ll find storing information and more, so you can meal prep pickled onions quick… And enjoy them all week long.

How to Make Pickled Onions:

  1. To a small glass bowl or small sauce pan combine the vinegar, water, salt and sweetener.
  2. Microwave for 1-2 minutes until hot, or bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  3. Meanwhile, slice the onions and add to a mason jar or bowl. (Also add in any optional add-ins)
  4. Pour the hot pickling mixture over the onions, making sure they are completely submerged.
  5. Marinate for 30 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately, or cover and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Special Tip: You can find these directions, along with measurements, nutrition and more in the sharable recipe card in the next section!

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30 Minute Red Pickled Onions

These easy pickled onions are great on a number of recipes. Try them on one of the following healthy recipes, or use them on your favorite dinners, lunches and more.

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Red Pickled Onions

Quick and Easy Recipe for Pickling Onions

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This 30 minute Red Pickled Onions recipe comes with 5 optional add-ins to jazz up your pickling onions.
Perfect for tacos, soups, salads, and burgers, these Mexican pickled onions are a great topping that adds lots of flavor to any dish.
Special Tip: This is a vegan recipe thanks to the zero-calorie sweetener, or maple syrup. But if you prefer to use honey, that will work as well.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course topping
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 11 kcal

Ingredients
  

Optional Pickled Onion Add-Ins:

  • 1 jalapeno sliced thin
  • 1 clove garlic sliced thin
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Instructions
 

  • To a small glass bowl or small sauce pan combine the vinegar, water, salt and sweetener.
  • Microwave for 1-2 minutes until hot, or bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  • Meanwhile, slice the onions and add to a mason jar or bowl. (Also add in any optional add-ins)
  • Pour the hot pickling mixture over the onions, making sure they are completely submerged.
  • Marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Serve immediately, or cover and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition

Sodium: 582mgCalcium: 7mgSugar: 1.2gFiber: 0.6gPotassium: 40mgCholesterol: 0mgCalories: 11kcalSaturated Fat: 0gFat: 0gCarbohydrates: 2.6gIron: 0mg
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Nutrition and Calories in Pickled Onions

This nutrition label is based off the low calorie pickled onions recipe above.

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Pickling Onions FAQ

Are pickled onions any good for you?

Pickling onions and other vegetables is very healthy. Packed with probiotics, they make a great addition for a healthy diet. Pickled onions can also help regulate digestion (can make you poop) and help avoid muscle cramps after workouts. Click here for this 30 minute pickled onion recipe!

How Long Can onions be pickled for?

Pickled onions last for about 2 weeks in the fridge. If you make your pickled onions in a glass jar, you can simply cover, shake and marinate. Then store the pickled onions in the same jar. Check out this 11 calorie pickled red onion recipe!

Are pickled onions good for losing weight?

Pickled onions are great for weight loss meals! They add a lot of flavor for just a few calories, give you a healthy dose of probiotics, and naturally boost metabolism! Try this 11 calorie red picked onions recipe, it only takes 30 minutes to make!

How do you eat pickled onions?

Pickled onions are great on a number of dishes… Try them on:
1. Tacos
2. Salads
3. Burgers and Sandwiches
4. Salads
5. Rice dishes

How long do pickled onions last in vinegar?

Pickled onions will last for 2 weeks in vinegar. Be sure to store covered, and refrigerated. Check out this 11 calorie pickled red onion recipe!

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