Quick Pickled Onions

Quick Pickled Onions

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total: 10 min
  • Serving: Makes about 2 cups

These pickled onions can be made in a flash. Stuff them into a sandwich pita or top on your favorite burger for a distinctively sharp addition of flavor and colorful flair.


  • 1 large red onion, thinly vertically sliced
  • 3/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds, crushed
  • 2 oregano sprigs
  • 1 bay leaf


  1. Put the sliced onion into a 1 pint jar.
  2. Place the vinegar, sugar, salt, peppercorns and cumin seeds into a saucepan, bring to a boil and cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Pour the sugar mixture into the jar with the onions and then add the oregano and the bay leaf.
  4. Once the onion mixture has cooled, cap and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

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