I have a SERIOUS love for red onions. Raw, cooked, I’ll eat them just about any way that you can make ’em. SO, when I was at the store buying supplies for some serious stress-cooking (talked about how cooking is one of my huge stress relievers in this Thursday Thoughts post!) – I picked up multiple red onions because I know I would use them (in one way or another.)
I used one whole onion for a ‘Mediterranean Bake’ aka a hodge-podge of chicken, red + yellow peppers, and carrots, topped perfectly with feta. I used another whole onion (NO SHAME) in a crock-pot, ground turkey chili during a lunch meal prep.
With one glorious onion left, I spontaneously decided to make pickled red onions! If you’re lucky enough to have one near you, &pizza offers them as a topping on their pies and the combo is HEAVENLY. Now that I no longer live next to one, I’ve been missing/craving the magical slices of vinegar-soaked goodness – so I figured I’d make my own.
I did a quick Google search for some inspo – and I came across this quick & dirty recipe from TheKitchn.com.
I taylored it (hah, see what I did there?) as I saw fit, and came up with the following:
4 Ingredient Citrus, Pickled Red Onions
Delicious, 4 ingredient pickled red onions - perfect as a dinner garnish or for summer BBQs!
- 1.5 c. white wine or apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 red onion
- 1/4 c. orange rind
- 1/2 tsp. sugar
- In a mason jar, add sugar. Then add vinegar, as to dissolve the sugar.
- Cut/grate orange rind and add to mason jar.
- Cut onion in half; cut up one half in desired shape and store the other for future use.
- In a medium pot, boil 2 c. water.
- Add chopped onions into colander. Par-blanch the onions by pouring boiling water over the onions.
- Add onions to mason jar and let sit for at least 30 minutes (I let mine sit for about 16 hours before consuming.)
- Open, garnish, and enjoy!
As the weather gets nicer, I hope to try more variations of this recipe — and then share them with you all when I find some real winners!
Try this recipe for yourself?! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! Share pictures of your own results + the kitchen creations you garnished with me on Instagram by tagging me via @stylishlytaylored! And don’t forget to comment below to let me know what you think!
Until next time, keep it pickled.