Quick-Pickled Onions

Use as a topping for literally anything

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 3 small red onions, sliced into rings
  • 300ml vinegar (e.g. apple, cider)
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp sea salt flakes
  • 6 black peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • or other spices you wanna use, e.g. coriander seeds, star anise

Here’s how to pickle the pretty pink ones:

  1. Pour the vinegar into a pan, add the sugar, sea salt, the spices and bay leaf, and bring to a simmer. After 1 min, check that the sugar and salt have dissolved. Remove from the heat.
  2. Thinly slice onions into rings, using a mandoline. Pack them into a sterilised jar (see how to sterilise your jars here). Pour over the warm vinegar and seal the jar. Cool, then chill and leave to pickle for 2 hrs. Will keep for 6 months unopened, or 2 weeks in the fridge once opened.