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Quick Pickled Red Onions

These Quick Pickled Red Onions only take 5 minutes to make! They are delicious, simple, and the perfect compliment to so many different recipes!
Prep Time5 mins
resting time30 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: quick pickled red onions
Servings: 20 servings
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 1 medium red onion sliced very thin
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves sliced


  • Pack the sliced onion into a mason jar with the sliced garlic.
  • Whisk together the hot water, vinegar, salt and sugar until the salt and sugar are dissolved.
  • Cover the onions in the water and vinegar mixture. Cover the jar and let rest for 30 minutes.
  • Enjoy or store in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.