Quick Pickled Onion

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  • 3 to 4 medium red onions, peeled and thingly sliced (can use brown onions too)
  • 1 cup white vinegar (can also use cider vinegar)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp black peppercorns
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes, optional
  • 1 clean jar or air tight container


  1. First make your pickling juice by simply mixing all ingredients in a saucepan, place on the stove on high heat and bring to a boil. Cook for a few minutes letting the sugar dissolve, then turn the heat off a let it cool while you slice your onions.
  2. Place your onions in a jar, pushing them down and fitting as much as you can, fill the jar with the pickling juice and close it tight. You can enjoy them after a few hours, but they get better by the time!


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