Grilled Sausages with Pickled Onions

Grilled Sausages with Pickled OnionsRecipe
Photo: Melanie Acevedo
Tangy pickled onions make a great companion dish for sausages that are cooked on the grill.


30 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calcium 24 mg
Calories 190
Caloriesfromfat 1 %
Carbohydrate 4 g
Cholesterol 38 mg
Fat 14 g
Fiber 1 g
Iron 2 mg
Protein 11 mg
Satfat 5 g
Sodium 595 mg


4 large red onions, peeled and thinly sliced
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
8 garlic cloves, peeled and halved
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups cider vinegar
Grated zest of 2 oranges
6 12-ounce packages cooked sausages (pork, chicken, turkey, lamb, and/or vegetarian)
Assorted mustards


Drop the onions into lightly salted boiling water for 1 minute; drain. Place the onions in a bowl with the pepper, cumin, garlic, salt, vinegar, and orange zest; add just enough water to cover. Refrigerate until the onions are bright pink, about 3 hours. Drain before serving.

Note: The sausages can be grilled or broiled earlier on the day of the party. Slice them into bite-size pieces (which makes knives unnecessary) and reheat them in foil in the oven before serving with the onions and an assortment of gutsy, grainy mustards.