Want to add some excitement to your veggies? You’ll love the flavor, crunch and the benefits you’ll gain from these quick-pickled red onions.
Not everyone loves eating vegetables. And I completely understand! There are many someone may not want to include veggies in their eating pattern.
Many clients I work with have a hard time eating veggies because they felt forced to do so during their dieting years. Diet burnout is real, and it can be fierce!
But, as a card-carrying registered dietitian, I also acknowledge the many wonderful benefits vegetables can offer us. I love helping people embrace vegetables as something they can include in their diet to help them feel better overall – if they choose to, of course.
Today I’m sharing one of my favorite ways to make vegetables more interesting: pickling them! Not only are pickled vegetables delicious, they can also offer many benefits for us humans, such as improved digestive health, immunity boost, and overall wellbeing.
These quick-pickled red onions are versatile and delicious. They can be added to sandwiches, as a side to most meals, or even just eaten alone as a snack. And most of the ingredients can be stored in your kitchen as staples, so you can make these anytime!
Here’s the recipe. Hope you enjoy!
Quick-Pickled Red Onions
Makes: approximately 6 servings
- 1 red onion
- 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 1 cup water
- 2 tbsp. cane sugar
- 1 tbsp. sea salt
- optional: 1 garlic clove, peppercorns, or any other seasonings you prefer
- 10-ounce Mason Jar with tight-sealing lid
- Medium saucepan
- Mandoline or sharp chef’s knife
- Thinly slice the onion using a knife or mandoline. Place sliced onions in the mason jar. Add the optional garlic, peppercorns, or other seasonings if you’re using them.
- In a saucepan, heat the vinegar, water, sugar and salt over medium heat. Stir until dissolved, approximately 1 minute. Set aside and let cool.
- Pour cooled mixture over onions (and optional seasonings) in the jar. Then seal with lid, and store in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
- Take out from the fridge and enjoy! You can store these in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
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