Quick & Easy Pickled Onions

SERVES 20 | PREP 2 Mins | COOK 5 Mins

Quick and simple pickled onions are my thing. They make scrambled eggs taste amazing, make a regular salad something special and are just the loveliest gift for a friend. I find the mixture works great with other veggies too. I've done radishes and carrots with yummy success too! I wrote this recipe for my Meal Plan Membership crew and they have LOVED it. Go ahead pop yourself on the waitlist for my Membership here. Oh and, have a quick watch of my video of how easy these pickles are to make over on my YouTube channel. I create lots of cooking videos for my Membership rockstars.


  • 3 large red onions, peeled and sliced and cut into ½ cm rings
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, I use rapadura
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup apple cider or rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tspn ground pepper
  • 4 sprigs of thyme / rosemary (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli flakes (optional)


  • Step 1
  • Place onion rings in a small bowl. Pour boiling water over the onion. Make sure onions are covered. Drain after 2 minutes.
  • Step 2
  • Place sugar, salt, vinegar, peppercorns, thyme and chilli (if using) in a jar and mix well.
  • Step 3
  • Add onion pressing down the rings in the liquid and pop the lid on the jar nice and tight.
  • Serving Suggestion
  • Place the jar in the fridge and they'll be ready to munch away on in 30 minutes or so. They'll keep for 1-2 months in the fridge! The BEST!!!
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Stacey Clare's Nutritional Tip

  • These are great in
  • - Chopped in rice
  • - Served in salads
  • - Added to salad dressings
  • - On toast with scrambled eggs
  • - As is (yep, I'm weird like that!!!)


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