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Milk Street Recipe

Pickled Red Onions

Appears in May-June 2020

10 minutes plus chilling

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Pickled Red Onions



10 minutes

plus chilling


  • 1

    cup white vinegar

  • 2

    teaspoons white sugar

Jason M.

Just made the pickled onions for tonight's carnitas and they already smell amazing. I threw all the ingredients into a mason jar, ended up doubling the sugar/vinegar because I must have the world's biggest red onion!

Susan W.

How long will the onions keep?

Janelle C.

Hi Susan,

If refrigerated and stored correctly 2-3 weeks.

The Milk Street Team

Melissa G.

Before this recipe I never pickled anything. Since this recipe I make a lot of quick pickled red onions and few other things with a quick pickle. Thank you, thank Milk Street!

Teresa B.

We love these on so many things (pizza, tostadas, nachos.) My husband likes to re-use the pickling juice from this recipe (refrigerated) and just add fresh onions. I'm wondering if that's a good idea and, if so, whether it should eventually be discarded and started fresh. Thanks!

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