Red onions, such as potatoes, are vegetables that can be stored for weeks in a cool and dark place. They serve as a great basis for salads, pasta, or oven dishes. But sometimes I forget I have some stored in the cabinet or fridge and they start to go bad. It is the perfect moment to save them from going to the (compost) bin.
Last time I visited Mehmet, my green grocer, he had some red onions that were a bit smashed from transportation and had some white spots on their skin. I knew these would make the perfect pickled onions, so I bought them from him for very little money.
Since we started to make pickled onions, we are never out of this picked delicacy. There is always a reused glass jar in the fridge that is full with pickled onions. It is perfect as a topping in a salad, tacos or sandwiches.
You will need:
1 red onion
120 ml apple cider vinegar
250 ml lukewarm water
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 ½ teaspoons of salt
1 glass jar or container
- Cut the red onions in thin slices
- Add the vinegar, water, sugar and salt to the glass jar and mix till the sugar is dissolved
- Add the onions to the mix and store in the fridge for up to a week
Best to leave it in the fridge for at least an hour before consuming