PIckled Red Onions

Pickled Red Onions

  • Author: polishhousewife


Add a colorful, gourmet touch to any meal



  • 1 red onion
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/41 cup vinegar (I used rice vinegar)
  • 1 clover garlic, halved
  • 7 black peppercorns
  • 5 allspice berries
  • 3 springs of thyme
  • a pinch of red pepper flakes
  • small sprig of rosemary
  • 1 bay leaf


  1. Peel and slice the onion, 1/4 inch thick, seperate the pieces and put in a colander, pour 3 cups of boiling water over the onions to blanch, drain
  2. Add the sugar, salt and vinegar to a glass jar large enough to hold your onion slices, stir or shake until the sugar and salt dissolve, add the garlic, peppercorns, allspice, thyme, pepper flakes, rosemary, and bay leaf
  3. Add the onions, packing them in, add more vinegar if needed
  4. Store in refrigerator, ready in just a couple of hours


Ready after a couple of hours, the onions will keep several weeks in the fridge, but are at their best the first week or two