Quick Pickled Onions

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 10 min
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1 1/2 cups white wine vinegar or white balsamic vinegar

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 red chile, thinly sliced

2 bay leaves

2 small red onions, thinly sliced

1 cup drained, sliced store-bought pickled jalapenos or banana pepper rings


  1. In a small saucepot, bring the white wine vinegar, sugar, salt, chili pepper and bay leaves to a simmer over low heat. Put the sliced red onions in a small sealable container. Carefully pour the hot liquid over the onions, cover and give it a shake. You may need to lift the lid to release some of the pressure. Every now and then, give it a good shake. Refrigerate to cool.