This quick and easy 3-ingredient condiment adds bright flavor and a gorgeous pink anywhere you use red onions; from tasty tacos to garden-fresh salads the versatility is endless!

Mexican Pickled Onions

Ingredients for Mexican Pickled Onions

- Sliced red onion - Kosher salt - Apple cider vinegar - Fresh lime juice

Prep the onions


Place the sliced red onion in a colander and set the colander in a bowl. Pour two cups of boiling water atop the sliced onions and gently press with a spoon.


Be sure to submerge all of the onion slices in the water. Let them soak for 45 seconds and drain.


Add ingredients to jar

Transfer the onion slices to a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Then, pour the fresh lime juice and apple cider vinegar over the onions, and add the salt.



Using a fork, make sure all onions are submerged in the liquid. This is also a perfect time to include your optional  add-ins (you can get the list of possible additions in the recipe post).


Shake & Refrigerate

Close the lid over the jar and give it a  good shake. Place jar in the fridge and let it sit for a minimum of two hours.  Serve as a condiment or garnish!


Make This Now!

Be sure to check out the blog post for ideas on how to use these Lime Pickled Onions as well as ingredient substitutions, and storage instructions.

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