The True Sea

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Recipe: Quick-pickled red onions


Being a massive cheese enthusiast I guess my first savoury recipe on the blog was always going to be something that goes with cheese. I was inspired to create this recipe by my grandmother’s love for pickling.Ingredients:

3 medium-sized red onions
350ml apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp caster sugar
1 tbsp sea salt
1 bay leaf
1 clove
1 tsp pink peppercorns
½ tsp coriander seeds
½ tsp dill seeds

Preparation method:

1. Slice the onions into rings. Combine all the ingredients in a sauce pan.

2. Bring the mixture to a boil, lower the heat and let simmer for about 20 minutes. The onions should be soft but not falling apart.

3. Let cool before pouring into a jar or bowl. The onions will keep for a couple of weeks in the fridge.

Note: Be careful not to breathe in the fumes when the onions are cooking as it will make your sinuses sting. I recommend turning the extractor fan on or opening a window.

5 thoughts on “Recipe: Quick-pickled red onions

  1. So glad I saw this – i bought a load of Apple Cider Vinegar as I heard it was good for me, but since then, I haven’t been arsed to drink it, so I’ve been looking for a use for it!

    Great post – will def be trying this out!

    Love Zoe x

    • Thank you so much, Zoe! Apple cider vinegar is my favourite food but even I wouldn’t drink it straight! It’s definitely very good for you and it’s absolutely amazing in a salad vinaigrette. I highly recommend trying that as well! xx

  2. Looks so yum! Ill have to try this soon!

    Thanks for sharing lovely! xx

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