Pickled Red Onion

Red onion can be hard to consume raw but it is great for pickling. Add this delicious condiment to grilled sandwiches for the perfect bite.


Makes 2 cups

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 8 Minutes
Cook: 2 Minutes


2 tablespoons coriander seeds
2 tablespoons mustard seeds
1 red onion, sliced
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
3 fresh bay leaves
3 fresh thyme sprigs
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


1. Place a small skillet over medium-high heat until hot; add coriander and mustard seeds, and cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until toasted. Set aside.

2. Fill a large bowl with ice water; place onion in bowl. Soak 20 minutes. Drain; pat dry. Return onion to bowl.

3. Bring red wine vinegar and next 4 ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Pour over onion. Let stand 5 minutes. Drain. Stir in seeds and remaining ingredients. Store in an airtight jar in refrigerator until ready to use.