Easy Pickled Red Onions – Tasty Easy Condiments

Here’s a simple recipe for Pickled Red Onions 

In Andalucia, at the time of writing, the weather is in the high 30’s, and some days, even hotter! There is a simple, tasty and refreshing condiment that goes with all sorts of dishes and is even great on its own: Pickled Red Onions. It is so easy, why not make some in your self-catering apartment in Nerja?



2 red onions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup Red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon salt
Dried parsley (optional, for added flavour)


Prepare the onions: Peel the red onions and slice them thinly. You can use a sharp knife or a mandoline slicer for even slices.

Sterilize the jar: Before you start pickling, ensure the jar you’ll be using is clean and sterilized. You can do this by washing it with hot, soapy water and rinsing it thoroughly.

Combine vinegar and honey: In a small saucepan, add the white wine vinegar and honey. Heat the mixture over low heat, stirring until the honey is dissolved. You don’t need to bring it to a boil; just warm it enough to mix the ingredients.

Add salt and parsley: Once the honey is fully dissolved in the vinegar, stir in the teaspoon of salt and a sprinkle of dried parsley for extra flavour. The parsley is optional, but it adds a nice touch to the pickled onions.

Pack the jar: Place the thinly sliced red onions into the sterilized jar.

Pour the vinegar mixture: Carefully pour the warm vinegar mixture over the sliced onions in the jar. Ensure that the onions are fully covered with the liquid.

Let it cool: Allow the pickling liquid and onions to cool down to room temperature.

Seal and refrigerate: Once cooled, tightly seal the jar with its lid and place it in the refrigerator. The pickled onions will be ready to eat after a few hours, but for the best flavour, let them marinate for at least 24 hours before using.

These pickled red onions can be a fantastic addition to salads, sandwiches, tacos, burgers, and various other dishes. Enjoy the tangy and sweet flavour of your homemade pickled onions! Remember, pickled onions can be stored in the refrigerator for several weeks. This is Ideal for your beach holidays.