Pickled Minted Onions

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I looove onions. I made some lamb burgers for a BBQ and decided to offer 3 condiments – bacon jam, peach chutney, and these pickled minted onions.

peach chutney, pickled minted onions, bacon jam.

peach chutney, pickled minted onions, bacon jam.

You’d think everyone would be all over the bacon jam, right?

WRONG.

They were all over these pickled minted onions – to the point where I put them back int he fridge when the next course came out and was asked to bring them back out. Apparently they go well with ribs and potato salad.

These are quick and easy and nice to have in the fridge to perk up sandwiches or salads. I’ve never described an onion as “refreshing”, but the addition of mint makes them just that. Refreshing onions.

Apple cider vinegar, mint, onions, sea salt. Easy peasy!

Apple cider vinegar, mint, onions, sea salt. Easy peasy!

Quick blanch the onions and throw it all in a jar. I tried to make it pretty and layer the mint along the sides but yeah... we can all see how that turned out. Fat Fingers + Small Hermetic Jar Openings = unlayered mint leaves.

Quick blanch the onions and throw it all in a jar. I tried to make it pretty and layer the mint along the sides but yeah… we can all see how that turned out. Fat Fingers + Small Hermetic Jar Openings = unlayered mint leaves.

Pickled Minted Onions

adapted from ysfp

makes 24 oz jar in about 15 minutes

Ingredients

2 medium-sized white or red onion sliced into thin rings

1/2 cup distilled apple cider vinegar (or rice wine / coconut / distilled )

1/2 cup water

1/2 teaspoon sea salt* (see notes)

1 bunch of mint to taste (about 30 leaves)

 

Directions

Put sliced onions into a bowl and cover with boiling water. Let stand one minute before draining.

Combine the vinegar, water, salt, and mint. Pour over onion.

Let the onion pickle for at least one hour before serving.

The onions can be stored in the refrigerator for at least a week.

 

Notes

Sometimes salt has anti-caking agents added in to… well… prevent the salt from caking and lumps. This stuff can also turn your pickling juice cloudy. If you have pickling salt, use that. If you have kosher or sea salt, use that. If you have only table salt, go to the store and buy some pickling or sea salt.

Use whatever vinegar you have on hand. Plain white distilled vinegar still works for this.

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  2. […] Pickled Minted Onions: I loooooove onions. I wanted them to be refreshing and not have too much of that spicy onion bite that fresh onions tend to have. Giving them a quick blanch helps. The mint just adds the most refreshing touch! And since they’re pickled, they’ll keep in the fridge for a week or so. Throw these on a sammich. […]

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