Pink Pickled Onions Recipe: Tangy and Vibrant Twist!

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Pink pickled onions are a quick and easy condiment made by soaking sliced red onions in a mixture of vinegar, sugar, salt, and mustard. This process gives the onions a sweet and tangy flavor with a slight crunch, perfect for adding to a variety of dishes.

To make them, simply slice the onions, mix the vinegar, sugar, salt, and mustard in a jar, and add the onions. After chilling for at least an hour, they’re ready to serve. These pickled onions are great on burgers, tacos, salads, and grilled meats.

You can store them in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. If you want to make a bigger batch, you can freeze them, but they might lose some of their crunch. Always use a sealed jar or container to keep them fresh.

Pink Pickles Onions Recipe

Pink Pickles Onions Recipe

These sweet and tangy pickled onions are the perfect topping for salads, grilled meats, tacos, burgers, and more. They take just 5 minutes to prepare and you probably have all the ingredients at home already. With a delightful sweet-and-sour flavor and a slight crunch, they complement rich and bold dishes beautifully.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 180 kcal


  • 1 Red onion
  • 1 cup White wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Caster superfine sugar
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Wholegrain mustard


  • Peel and slice the red onion thinly.
  • In a clean jar, combine vinegar, sugar, salt, and mustard.
  • Screw on the lid and shake well until sugar and salt dissolve.
  • Add sliced onion to the jar and mix well.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before using.


  • I use a standard Australian 20ml tablespoon.
  • You can use regular granulated sugar, but ensure to shake the brine ingredients well to dissolve it. If it doesn’t dissolve, heat the pickling liquid, stirring until it dissolves, before adding the onion.

Nutrition Facts:

Nutrition Value
Calories 180 kcal
Carbohydrates 10g
Sodium 465mg

Can I Use a Different Type of Vinegar?

Can I Use a Different Type of Vinegar?

Yes, you can! While the recipe calls for white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar, you can also use red wine vinegar or distilled white vinegar. Each type of vinegar will slightly change the flavor, so feel free to experiment and find your favorite.

How Long Do the Pickled Onions Last in the Fridge?

The pickled onions will last up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. Just make sure to store them in a sealed jar or container. They may get a bit softer over time, but they’ll still taste delicious.

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