Pickled red onions

Pickled red onions are a tangy and slightly sweet addition to a sandwich that will add texture and crunch. This is a super easy and quick recipe that will add a big flavor bang to your next sandwich.
schedule 5 minutes
schedule 5 minutes


  • 12 of a large red onion thinly sliced
  • 12 cup rice wine vinegar (or white wine vinegar will work)
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • pinch kosher salt
  • pinch MSG (optional)


Slice a large red onion through the stem/root. Remove peel on one half and thinly slice. Save the other half of the onion for another recipe. 

Add your thin slices of onion to a bowl with the rice wine vinegar. 

Sprinkle with granulated sugar, a pinch of kosher salt, and a pinch of MSG if using. 

Stir everything together and leave on your counter for at least an hour, stirring occasionally.  

At first all the onions will not be inside the liquid, but as things soften and the onion releases more liquid, everything will eventually become submerged.

Add to a container with a lid and store in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks. 

Have you made this recipe? Tag @beerinator and let him know!


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