Quick-Pickled-Red-Onions served with tongs

Quick Pickled Red Onions

If you love quick pickled red onions, you've got to try this quick and easy recipe - just 5 minutes of active time. Many pickled onion recipes call for sugar, but these are honey sweetened - it gives them an extra depth of flavor.
Course Condiment
Cuisine Pickled Foods
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 14kcal


  • 1 medium red onion thinly sliced and separated into rings
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt


  • Place onion in a bowl (ideally with a lid).
  • Whisk together water, vinegar, honey and salt until honey and salt are dissolved; pour over onion and stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight before serving.


Don't worry if some of the onion sticks out of the brine. In a few hours, the onion will soften and be covered in brine. I like to stir it once or twice during the initial pickling period to coat the onion evenly.


Calories: 14kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Sodium: 584mg | Potassium: 14mg | Sugar: 2g