Thanks to foodie friends on Instagram, I have a new favorite homemade garnish: Pickled Red Onions! Easy to make. Quick to “pickle.” Great on pretty much everything, this garnish is a sure hit.
Slice 2-3 red onions the thickness you desire (thin or thick, it doesn’t matter). Take one mason jar (whatever size) and fill lightly packed with sliced red onions. Cover onions with apple cider vinegar. Add in a pinch of salt, a pinch of white sugar, and a few peppercorns. From there, you can add whatever herbs you like. Or not!
For this inaugural batch, I added mustard seeds, all spice (5 whole), and a pinch of fennel seeds. Next time I may just pick one herb….
Place seal and lid tightly on the jar. Shake gently. And turn the jar up side down to disperse accoutrements. Wait at least an hour or two. If you wait overnight? Perfection!
So far, I’ve enjoyed these onions on an avocado, with slices of ham (for a quick lunch between play dates), and on eggs! And I bet they’d be AMAZING on a burger or a hot dog!