Sous Vide Pickled Red Onions

Discover a new way to make pickled red onions with sous vide cooking. Get creative with added flavors like red pepper, garlic, and cumin seeds

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sous vide pickled red onions

I usually like to make my pickled Red Onions the old fashioned way but since I got myself a Sous Vide I figured I would give it a try.

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

To infuse a little more flavor you can add 1 teaspoon of black peppercorns, 1 small diced red pepper, 3 peeled garlic cloves or 1 teaspoon of Cumin seeds. Sometimes I also like to add some crushed red pepper flakes to really spice things up.

sous vide pickled red onions

If you aren’t familiar with Baker’s Sugar, it’s an ultra-fine grain sugar. Not as fine as powdered sugar but not as coarse as regular white granulated sugar. If you can’t find Baker’s Sugar you can use regular white sugar.

baker's sugar

Pickled red onions are really versatile and can be used in a variety of ways. Add them to your salads, sandwiches, burgers and hot dogs. Or you can eat them as a side dish.

sous vide pickled red onions

You will need the following ingredients to make this Pickled Red Onions recipe in Sous Vide. For ingredient amounts please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • Red Wine Vinegar – If needed you can also use regular white vinegar
  • Baker’s Sugar – As noted above you can also use regular white sugar if you don’t have access to Baker’s Sugar
  • Kosher Salt – Regular salt is fine too
  • Red Onion – Try to slice the onion as thin as possible
  1. Set the Sous Vide to 180ºF.
    sous vide display
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the red wine vinegar, baker’s sugar, and salt. Add the sliced red onions and transfer to a large freezer bag.
    red onions and red vinegar in a bag
  3. Seal the bag using the water immersion technique and place it in the water bath. Set the timer for 30 minutes.
    red onions in sous vide bath
  4. When the timer goes off, remove the bag from the water bath and transfer it to an ice bath to cool completely.

Printable Recipe Card

sous vide pickled red onions

Sous Vide Pickled Red Onions

Discover a new way to make pickled red onions with sous vide cooking. Get creative with added flavors like red pepper, garlic, and cumin seeds
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 38 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 1 Cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp Baker's Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 Red Onion, peeled and thinly sliced

Instructions
 

  • Set the Sous Vide to 180ºF.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the red wine vinegar, baker's sugar, and salt. Add the sliced red onions and transfer to a large freezer bag.
  • Seal the bag using the water immersion technique and place in the water bath. Set the timer for 30 minutes
  • When the timer goes off, remove the bag from the water bath and transfer it to an ice bath to cool completely.

Nutrition

Calories: 38kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.04gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.003gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.002gSodium: 3492mgPotassium: 43mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 0.4IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 0.3mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Bill says:

    I used these onions on my salad. Loved them!