Sealed jar of pickled red onions
Pickled Red Onions
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
7 mins

These pickled red onions are little bites of tangy heaven. They are THE side to serve with your platter of BBQ and are a perfect compliment to pork, beef, sausage, or chicken.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pickled Red Onions
Servings: 16
Calories: 15 kcal
Author: Susie Bulloch (
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup salt
  1. Cut the onion into thin slices.

  2. Heat the apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook until all ingredients have dissolved. Remove from heat and cool.

  3. Add the sliced onions to a wide mouth mason jar. Pour the pickling juice over the onions until they are fully submerged in the liquid.

  4. Tightly screw a lid on the jar. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

  5. Onions can be stored in a sealed jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.