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Quick Pickled Onions for small batch and refrigerated

This is such an easy recipe to throw together for your next-day salad, burger, brat, or just go crazy and eat them solo! They have incredible flavor and skip the worry of canning by making it a small batch to store in the fridge!
Prep Time5 mins
Marinating Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pickled onions
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 tall canning jar or 4 cup glass pyrex with lid


  • 1 cup thinly sliced yellow or purple onions (about ½ a large onion)
  • ½ cup distilled white vinegar
  • 6 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill


  • Thinly slice onions and add to a mason jar or glass dish with lid. Add all remaining ingredients and stir or shake jar. Marinate in the fridge overnight (6-8 hours or longer). The less time you do the crunchier and spicier the onions will be. Longer time will yield tender and less spicy onions.
    Enjoy on salads, sandwiches, or stand alone!