Quick Pickled Onions | Koko's Kitchen

Quick Pickled Onions

The quickest way to add lots of flavour to your tacos, salads and burgers!

Total Time 10 minutes
Author Koko


  • 1 small red onion very thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sweetener sugar, coconut sugar, honey
  • 1 teaspoon pickling salt or kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup warm water


  1. In a small pot, bring 2 cups of water to the boil.

  2. Place the onions in a sieve and slowly pour the boiling water over them. Drain well.

  3. In a small mason jar, combine the vinegar, salt and sweetener. Stir until dissolved. If using any additional flavourings (mentioned above) add now.

  4. Add the onions to the jar, along with the warm water. You may need to use more water depending on the size of your jar.

  5. Set aside for at least 1 hour.

Recipe Notes

Use whatever sweetener you have on hand - white sugar, coconut sugar or honey.

Use as a topping for whatever you like - tacos, burritos, soup, salad, sandwiches or burgers!