Recipe: Pink Pickled Onions

Last updated: January 21, 2021, at 11:14 a.m. PT

Originally published: January 21, 2021, at 11:09 a.m. PT

Open jar of pink pickled onions siting next to red onions on table

These pretty pickled onions are a wonderful addition to salads, sandwiches or on top of grilled fish.


  • 1 large red onion, sliced into half moons
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup honey • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced


  1. Heat salt, honey, vinegar and water in a small saucepan until sugar has dissolved.
  2.  Add peppercorns, red pepper flakes and garlic to a pint-sized glass jar and top with onions, packing down as needed.
  3. Pour warm vinegar mixture over the onions, topping with a bit of hot water if needed.
  4. Close lid and store in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.


Onions are ready as soon as they have cooled down and will last for at least a month in the fridge.


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