Quick Pickled Red Onions

Pickled Red OnionsPickled red onions are one of my favorite condiments to pile on top of grilled fish or pulled pork tacos.  I had a craving for a taco feast this week and decided to make my favorite Baked Fish Tacos.  Along with the standard classics Guacamole and Pico de Gallo, I decided to whip up a batch of pickled red onions.  I found this ridiculously easy recipe on Bon Appétit and the results were sweet and crunchy — a perfect match for smokey and spicy flavors.  I think these should be an essential condiment for any taco fiesta or summer BBQ!

This recipe can be made 2 weeks ahead and stored in the refrigerator.

pickled red onions, guacamole, pico de gallo

Quick Pickled Red Onions (recipe by Oliver Strand)

Yields: 1/2 cup


  • 1/2 C apple cider vinegar
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced


Whisk first 3 ingredients and 1 cup water in a small bowl until sugar and salt dissolve.  Place onion in a jar; pour vinegar mixture over.  Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour.

DO AHEAD: Can be made 2 weeks ahead.  Cover and chill.  Drain onions before using.

red onions pickled with apple cider vinegar mixtureEnjoy with Baked Fish Tacos, pulled pork or grilled burgers at a summer BBQ!

baked fish tacos with pickled red onions, guac, chili-lime sour cream

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