HOW TO : easiest quick-pickled onions

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if we all knew how easy it is to make healthy quick-pickled onions – our sandwiches, rice dishes and burgers would never be the same again. you basically only need 2 ingredients – onion and some sort of vinegar. then you can go crazy with spices and flavourings if you want. let me share the basic recipe with you ( if we can even call this a recipe ) and leave it up to you to go crazy with them spices.


basic quick-pickled onions
thinly sliced red onion ( however much you want )
your favourite vinegar ( enough to cover the onion slices )
salt, to taste

– add vinegar to a pot and bring to a boil. stir in salt, how much depends on how salty you like your pickles. i used about 1/2 tsp for a large jar.
– place the onion slices in a very clean glass jar and carefully pour the just-boiled vinegar over the slices. don’t burn yourself ! i like using apple cider vinegar.
– let cool completely, for at least about 30-60 minutes.
– will last for a few weeks, keep in the fridge.


can you imagine how many other veggies we can pickle this easily ? let’s get to it !

oh and btw, i have more how to recipes you might want to check out.

love // jenny

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  1. Hi Jenny,

    I love this awesome quick recipe!! I’m always in a rush and grabbing a bite on the go and I love onions, but rarely get the time to chop them up and put them in my sandwich or whatever, so this is really convenient! I could put them in my guacamole too. Do you have recommendations for other spices to add?


  2. This is brilliant! I’d really like some ideas on what other veggies to pickle (and how!) because I’m embarrassingly devoid of imagination when it comes to cooking/not-cooking food. Well, it’s why I haunt blogs like yours :-)

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