Okay, so these are actually red onions, but they end up pink after being pickled and everything is cuter in pink. This is such a fun and easy way to add so much flavor to many of your favorite dishes. Pickled pink onions are quick and delicious and add just a crunchy bite, tang and zing to so many things...my favorite being tacos.
I made these pink onions in two batches. The recipe will yield enough to make one jar. I used different flavorings for each of my jars and they are both fabulous! The basic recipe is quick and easy and you can play around with different flavor infusions with adding your favorite peppers and spices. These keep well in the fridge for a few weeks and are best enjoyed after a few hours and during the first week for optimal flavor. Use a glass jar for storing the onions.
Recipe follows or you can find the recipe pages here: Quick Pickled Pink Onions
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Quick Pickled Pink Onions:
Makes one half pint jar
1 medium red onion, sliced in rings or half moons, any thickness
3/4 cup vinegar (white wine, rice, and cider vinegars work best, not distilled white vinegar)
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp granulated sugar
1 garlic clove halved or quartered
pinch of whole black peppercorns
For other flavors add in a small dried pasilla or ancho pepper, or sliced fresh jalapeño. You can experiment with your favorite things.
Bring a medium pot of water to a boil, for blanching the onions. If using a dried pepper, put it in with the water to help rehydrate it for a few minutes before putting it in the jar.
Mix together the vinegar, salt, sugar, peppercorns, garlic and any other flavoring or spices you are going to use, in the jar.
Add the sliced onions to the boiling water for 15-20 seconds, then remove immediately using tongs and add to them to the vinegar mixture in the jar. Top with a lid and store in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes if you need them immediately, ideally 2 hours and up to a few weeks.
Home cook, Mom, wife, and crafty creative, Mandy is from California and has traveled the world and lived in lots of places. She has fallen in love with Dallas, TX and calls it home.