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Adjust Servings:
1 Large Chopped Red Onion
1 1/2 Cups White Vinegar
2 Tbsp White Sugar
1 Tbsp Pickling Salt
2 Sprigs Fresh Rosemary Optional
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Homemade Pickled Red Onions

with rosemary

Posted By Chef Rodney on July 4th, 2018 under Odds & Ends

You know, food is such – it’s a hug for people.

— Rachael Ray
  • 10 min
  • Serves 12
  • Easy
  • Recipe Not Reviewed Yet


I will admit that I only recently got into pickling. It’s always been on my list of things to master but it never seemed to bubble to the top. Until recently. I was at a party where they had a Mexican food truck and one of my friends noticed I didn’t have pickled red onions on my tacos. I told him that the tacos were super flavorful just the way they were, but he insisted I tried some with my next tacos. Well he was right!


If you’ve never pickled onions, or anything for that matter, don’t be intimated. It’s very easy, probably easier than 75% of the recipes on this site. And that is saying a lot since I pride myself in providing easy to make recipes. With just a handful of ingredients, a mason jar and this recipe you are well on your way to making your very own pickled red onions.


How to Make this Recipe


Cut red onion into thin slices. Place in pint sized mason jar.


In a small saucepan, combine white vinegar, sugar and salt. Add fresh rosemary and bring mixture to a boil.


Pour mixture over onions in the mason jar until full. Let cool for about 30 minutes.


Seal the mason jar and refrigerate for 24 hours.

Chef's Notes

- You can use Kosher Salt as a substitute for Pickling Salt. Just make sure there are no additives in whatever salt you use.

- The rosemary flavoring is optional. You can omit completely or use one of the following instead of the rosemary: 1 Tsp black peppercorns, 1 small red pepper, 3 peeled garlic cloves or 1 Tsp of Cumin seeds.

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