Citrus Pickled Onions – this quick and easy method of onion pickling brings your very own jar of flavorful pink tart onions, a perfect topper for so many dishes!
That’s about all the time you need before you too can have your own jar of bright pretty pink pickled onions. Pink pickled onions that taste amazing.
One of our favorite pubs here in Portland includes pickled onions on their basic side salad. I love that salad. I always ask for extra pickled onions.
Years ago I made pickles with a friend – I remember it being an all day event – we had so much fun and ended up with fantastic dill pickles. Because of that all day pickle project, every time I would consider making my own pickled onions, I figured it was an all day thing to save for a weekend, preferably with a friend along for the fun.
Recently I had a craving, so I looked up pickled onion recipes online – there are several techniques out there, but their similarity is that they all look easy and quick.
Now I have a large jar of citrus pickled onions, and they’ve been ending up on and in just about everything!
Citrus Pickled Onions
dairy, soy, and gluten free, vegan
Adapted from David Lebovitz
1 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup rice vinegar
juice of 2 limes
juice of 1 lemon
1/3 cup sugar
1 dried chile
1 large sweet onion
1 large red onion
Peel onions, chop in half vertically, then slice into half circles.
In large saucepan over medium high heat, combine vinegars, sugar, lime and lemon juice, bringing to a boil. Add dried chile and onions, reducing heat to a simmer. Simmer for a few minutes, then turn off heat and allow onions and liquid to cool completely.
Store in covered jar in refrigerator.
Do you like pickled onions? Have you ever pickled anything?
printable Citrus Pickled Onions recipe:
- 1 cup white vinegar
- ½ cup rice vinegar
- juice of 2 limes
- juice of 1 lemon
- ⅓ cup sugar
- handful peppercorns
- 1 dried chile
- 1 large sweet onion
- 1 large red onion
- Peel onions, chop in half vertically, then slice into half circles.
- In large saucepan over medium high heat, combine vinegars, sugar, lime and lemon juice, bringing to a boil. Add dried chile and onions, reducing heat to a simmer. Simmer for a few minutes, then turn off heat and allow onions and liquid to cool completely.
- Store in covered jar in refrigerator.