mom’s quick pickled red onions

What I love about these quick pickled red onions is that its fail proof and goes with everything! I love to add them to my (taco tuesday tacos… recipe coming soon!) to give them that needed acidity, flavor & crunch. These also pair so well with my favorite, saladsburgers, grilled hot dogs, sandwiches, pulled pork, appetizer spreads, flat breads etc.

My mom Irina is a fantastic cook with a lot of french & eastern European flair. In all that she cooks and bakes there is soul and a lot of love in her culinary creations. I aspire to be like her especially in the kitchen to make healthy, fast & flavorful meals for all to enjoy together around the dinner table.

Here is how you create Moms quick pickled onions:


1 cup Pomegranate Vinaigrette or Red Wine Vinaigrette

1/2 Large Red Onion

1 teaspoon honey

dash of salt

dash of fine ground pepper


Cut the ends off the red onion, then cut in half. Slice thinly both halves. Add to the glass bowl. Combine the vinaigrette, honey, salt & pepper. Give it a good toss and press down the onion into the mixture. Seal & cover well and refrigerate for 1 hour to 2 hours before use. For best results let sit  in the refrigerator over night, I like to put it in a ziplock big for a better result. Its the food that gets better a day or two later. I even use the pomegranate mixture as a base for my next homemade dressing. You can reserve one of your hipster mason jars for them.  Serve with you next meal and share this recipe around your dinner table.