Fiery Pickled Red Onions

Spicy pickled red onions are a favorite Mexican condiment. They are typically served on tacos of Mexican Slow-Roasted Pork (Cochinita Pibil), where they offer a splash of bright color and fiery piquant flavor. Photo credit: Nicole Shoemaker from Cooking for Keeps.

Serves: 16
Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
15 mins Prep time
15 mins Prep time
  • Place onions in medium heatproof bowl. Add boiling water to cover. Let stand 15 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.

  • Meanwhile, bring remaining ingredients to simmer in small saucepan on medium-high heat. Remove from heat. Let stand 15 minutes. Pour over onions in medium bowl. Cover.

  • Refrigerate 2 to 3 hours to marinate onions. Drain before serving. Store in covered glass or ceramic container in refrigerator up to 1 week.

Cooking tip

Click here for Mexican Slow-Roasted Pork (Cochinita Pibil) recipe.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 12Calories: 12Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 1mgProtein: 0g
  • Total Fat: 0gFiber: 0g
  • Carbohydrate: 3g