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Recipes: Week of August 16, 2021

Quick Pickled Onions


  • 2 cups red onion, thinly sliced

  • 1/2 medium chili pepper, thinly sliced (omit for a milder version)

  • 2 tsp whole black peppercorns

  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar (white wine vinegar or distilled white vinegar also work well)

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 2 Tbsp sugar

  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


  1. Thinly slice your red onions using a sharp knife or mandoline. Thinly slice the chili pepper, if using.

  2. Pack the onion, chili pepper, and 2 tsp of black peppercorns into a wide-mouthed mason jar.

  3. In a small saucepan, combine 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/2 cup water, 1/4 tsp sea salt, and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Heat the vinegar mixture over medium heat until the sugar has completely dissolved. Carefully pour the hot vinegar mixture over the onions.