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🌶️ Sweet and Tangy Pickled Onions Recipe 🥒

Learn how to make sweet and tangy pickled onions with this easy recipe from Just Pickling. Perfect for adding a tangy crunch to salads, sandwiches, and more!

Sweet and Tangy Pickled Onions

You will need:

  • red onion1 large red onion
  • apple cider vinegar1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • white sugar1/2 cup white sugar
  • salt1/2 teaspoon salt
  • mustard seeds1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds


  1. Start by thinly slicing the red onion and placing it in a jar.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the apple cider vinegar, white sugar, salt, and mustard seeds.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.
  4. Pour the hot brine over the onions in the jar, ensuring they are fully submerged.
  5. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature, then seal the jar and refrigerate for at least 24 hours before using.


The pickled onions will last for up to 2 weeks in the fridge. They are perfect for adding a tangy crunch to salads, sandwiches, and more.

Delve into the delightful world of pickling with our Sweet and Tangy Pickled Onions recipe. This simple yet delicious recipe will transform your regular red onions into a jar of zesty goodness. The tangy crunch of these pickled onions makes them a versatile condiment, perfect for perking up a variety of dishes.

Using simple ingredients like apple cider vinegar, white sugar, salt, and mustard seeds, you can easily create a brine that will infuse your onions with a balance of sweetness and tanginess. The mustard seeds add a subtle spice, enhancing the overall flavor profile of the pickled onions. This recipe is a great introduction to the art of pickling, and once you've mastered it, you'll be eager to experiment with other pickling recipes.

While these pickled onions are a treat on their own, they truly shine when added to other dishes. Imagine biting into a sandwich layered with these tangy onions or sprinkling them over a fresh salad. They add a unique flavor and texture that can elevate your meals to a new level. If you're interested in other ways to use your pickled onions, check out our popular pickle recipes.

Remember, pickling isn't limited to onions. Once you've got the hang of this recipe, why not try pickling other vegetables from your garden? Our tips and recipes for pickling vegetables can guide you on your journey. From cucumbers to jalapenos, the possibilities are endless.

And if you're feeling adventurous, we have a range of interesting pickle recipes for you to explore. From sweet peppers to cucamelons, there's a whole world of pickling waiting for you at Just Pickling.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab a jar, get pickling, and discover the joy of creating your own delicious pickled treats.