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Pickled Red Onions

Pickled Red Onions are my favorite Mexican inspired condiment – great on everything from burgers, to toast, to curries.
Prep Time5 mins
Resting Time4 hrs
Total Time5 mins
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: onion, pickled, red
Servings: 1 onion


  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • ½ cup vinegar (your choice - white, apple cider, etc)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon granulated white sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon Mexican oregano (optional)


  • Peel and slice the onion.
  • Combine vinegar, lime juice, salt, sugar and oregano in a jar with a lid.  Add the onions and refrigerate for at least a few hours.


Use whichever vinegar you like. I like a combination of white vinegar, some apple cider and some lime juice.  Cut it with water if you prefer.