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Overhead photo of pickled red onions in a glass jar with a fork.

Quick Pickled Red Onions

Quick pickled red onions make the perfect topping for nachos, tacos, salads and more. Learn how to marinate onions and get the pickling recipe here.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 32 kcal



  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 medium red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 - 2 jalapenos sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced


  • Whisk together vinegar, water, sugar, salt and cumin. Continue whisking until sugar is dissolved.
  • Place red onion, jalapenos and garlic in a bowl. Pour vinegar mixture over the top. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour. Cover and chill for an additional 1 - 2 hours. Serve.
  • Store onions covered in a glass jar in the refrigerator. Will keep refrigerated for about a week.


Nutrition facts for estimation purposes only.


Calories: 32kcalCarbohydrates: 5.8gProtein: 0.5gFat: 0.1gSodium: 587mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 3.5g
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Keywords: pickled onions, red onions