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How To Make Restaurant Style Pickled Red Onions

How To Make Restaurant Style Pickled Red Onions

Red onions pickled the right way with homemade spiced pickling liqueur.
One of my little restaurant secrets has gone loose. Today I am sharing a restuarant style pickled red onions recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6
Calories 48 kcal


  • For The Pickling Liqueur:
  • 1 cup/220ml of white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup/110ml water
  • 1/2 cup/100g sugar
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1/4 tsp of fennel seeds
  • 1/4 tsp of coriander seeds
  • 1/4 tsp of peppercorns
  • For The Onions:
  • 2 Medium-Sized Red Onions


  • Add all ingredients for the pickle in a pan and mix.
  • Bring the pan to the boil, then turn off the heat ( make sure the sugar is dissolved) then cover the pan and leave to infuse for 20 minutes before using the pickling liquier.
  • Meanwhile, slice the red onions - not too thin, or too thick.
  • Add the sliced onions to a jar and pour the cooled infused pickling liqueur to cover them.
  • Put the jar in the fridge. They will be ready for consumption the next day.


Store the jar with pickled red onions in the fridge and consume within 3 weeks.


Serving: 1servingSugar: 5.5gCalories: 48kcalFat: 0.3gCarbohydrates: 14.3g
Keyword homemade pickle juice, pickled red onions, resutaurant style, side dish
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