Pickled Onion Recipe
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Pickled Onion Recipe

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"I've been experimenting with pickle making for years, and I’m still trying to create the ultimate pickle," writes Margaret Berardi of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Keep this relish-like topping on hand all summer in the fridge.
Recommended: 22 Pickled Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing Cook: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing Cook: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 medium onion, cut into 1/8-inch slices
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 28 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 123mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable.


  1. In a small bowl, toss onion with 1 teaspoon salt; let stand for 1 hour. Drain and rinse in cold water; set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the vinegar, water, sugar, garlic, mustard seed, mustard, celery seed and remaining salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 1-2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Stir in onion; simmer 3 minutes longer or until onion is heated through, stirring often.
  3. Transfer to a serving dish. Cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 1 cup.
Originally published as Pickled Onion in Cooking for 2 Summer 2008, p13

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mom at home User ID: 3467547 172613
Reviewed May. 5, 2010

"Good with hamburger too. Just perfect."

mama2pr User ID: 1871117 174799
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2009

"great recipe, I've been complimented on it many times and share he recipe often"

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