Quick Pickled Onions, A Healthyish Brand Recipe

Colorful and crispy, these quick pickled onions can be added to eggs, salads, and sandwiches. Or an egg salad sandwich, like I made the other day! Not only will they brighten up the aesthetic of your dish, they will add a huge punch of flavor. These onions have the perfect balance of acid and spice. So, let’s get started!

Quick Pickled Onions, A Healthyish Brand Recipe

What You’ll Need:

1 medium red onion

1 cup rice vinegar

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon sugar

2 cloves garlic sliced

10 peppercorns


  • Boil a pot of water.
  • Cut your red onion into thin, even slices. Set aside.
  • Grab a small container that can be sealed with a lid.
  • Mix together the rice vinegar, salt, sugar, garlic and peppercorns. Stir well.
  • Add your onion slices to a colander and pour the boiling water over the onions. This will par-blanch them and soften them up just enough.
  • Once the onion slices are par-blanched, add them to the vinegar mixture.
  • Cover and put in the refrigerator for up to an hour.

These onions will last for 2 to 3 weeks if you keep them covered and refrigerated. However, they will taste best if eaten within the first week.


Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh

Author: Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh

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