Easy Pickled Onions (recipe by Southern Bite)


Justine, my daughter-in-law, gave me this recipe after my daughter, Inga, raved about how tasty they were.


·     2 medium red onions, thinly sliced 

·     1 cup hot water

·     1 cup apple cider vinegar

·     1 ½ tablespoons sugar

·     2 teaspoons salt


1.  Place the onions in a quart jar with a tight-fitting lid.  It might be necessary to pack them down pretty hard to get them in there.

2.  In a small bowl, combine the hot water, cider vinegar, sugar, and salt.  Stir until the sugar and salt have dissolved.  Pour the liquid over the onions-enough to cover them fully.  Cover with lid and refrigerate overnight, at least.  Keep refrigerated.  The red color on the onions will fade and the onions will turn a light pink.  They can be served on lots of items.  I have added them to salads but they can be added to hamburgers, sandwiches, or tacos.  Let yourself go!! 

I made these in a hurry and left home.  When I returned, I saw the little bowl of sugar on the counter.  I hate when that happens.  So I drained the liquid from the onions and added the sugar and poured the liquid back into the jar.  They were still delicious, but maybe they will be better next time.