This is a quick and simple recipe for pickled red onions. We mostly use the onions on tortas, but they’re great in burritos and tacos as well. The onions will last up to a month in the fridge.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Pickled Red Onions Recipe


1 cup boiling water
1 cup white vinegar
1 tspn salt
1 Tbsp sugar
1 large red onion sliced
pinch red pepper flakes
2 serranos or jalapaños (slit down the side)


Pour the boiling water into a quart sized mason jar. Add the sugar and salt and stir. Once the salt and sugar is dissolved in the water, add the remaining ingredients. Depending on the size of your onion, you may need to add a little more water to cover the onions. Put in the fridge for at least an hour before using.

Pickled Red Onion Preparation

Preparing ingredients for pickling

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Recipe Overview
recipe image
Recipe Name
Pickled Red Onions
Date Published
Average Rating
51star1star1star1star1star Based on 1 Review(s)