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refrigerator pickled onions

Recipe by
Pamela Rappaport
The Villages, FL

Easy and so good on sandwiches, salads or meats.

prep time 30 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For refrigerator pickled onions

  • 1 lb
    red onions, sliced
  • apple cider vinegar
  • water
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    kosher or pickling salt
  • 1 tsp
    whole mustard seed
  • 1 tsp
    crushed red pepper (leave out if you want)
  • 1 tsp
    whole coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp
    whole black peppercorns
  • 2 clove
    garlic lightly crushed

How To Make refrigerator pickled onions

  • 1
    Pack sliced onion into a one quart jar. Usually takes about 1 large red onion.
  • 2
    Fill the jar with water to cover the onions then pour the water into a measuring cup.
  • 3
    Note the amount then pour off 1/2 the water.
  • 4
    Add vinegar to the water to bring it back to the original measure.
  • 5
    Place the liquid in a saucepan and add the spices and garlic.
  • 6
    Bring to a boil and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • 7
    Pour over the onions in the jar. If you are a little short of covering the onions you can add a little water.
  • 8
    Cover tightly and store in the refrigerator. Keeps up to a month, if they don't disappear first!