How To Make Simple, Homemade Pickled Onions

Seriously looking to take your barbecue up a notch this summer? Well, do we have the perfect upgrade for you: pickled onions. Sure, regular onion slices are great for burgers, but we’re talking about taking things to the next level people. So “regular” doesn’t cut it! Although they might sound complicated, pickled onions are super easy to make – this recipe only requires about five ingredients and five minutes of your time! Watch the video below to see how you can whip up this impressive summertime topping.

America’s Test Kitchen is sharing with us their own five-ingredient pickled onion recipe. And these pickled onions? They’re a delicious sweet and sour flavor.

Doesn’t that sound amazing topping off a fresh taco? Yum.

And best of all, once you’ve mastered the pickling of onions, you can use this little trick on whatever veggies or other foods you want! Moral of the story: you can pickle just about anything.

What do you think of this simple recipe? What will you be topping off with these pickled onions this summer – salad, burgers, tacos? Share your hungry thoughts in the comments section below.



  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 thinly sliced jalapenos
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Sliced onions


  1. Combine all your ingredients (minus the onions) into a pot. Set the pot on medium heat and let the vinegar come to a boil.
  2. Pour the concoction over sliced onions and let it sit until it has reached desired flavor. Usually five minutes will work.