Pickled Red Onions and Peppers


Eggless Gluten Free High Altitude Homemade Ingredients No Seed Oils Vegan | Published January 8, 2023 by Mimi Council

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This simple Pickled Red Onions and Peppers recipe is incredibly simple to make and it makes the best pickled veggies for adding on top of salads, sandwiches, or just to eat for a snack!

If you're looking for more snack recipes, try my Refrigerator Pickles, Quick Homemade Coleslaw, or BBQ Kale Chips.

pickled onions and peppers

Sweet pickled red onions and peppers are light, sweet, and oh so good! I love adding these on top of a salad and especially on a hot dog! This recipe for Pickled Red Onions and Peppers can really brighten up anything you want to add them to. But, they are so good that I just end up eating them out of the jar!

If you like the Refrigerator Pickles, I know you will love this easy pickled onions recipe too! I use red onion, yellow bell pepper, and red bell pepper. You can use whatever color bell peppers you like. I chose red and yellow for this recipe as they are a little sweeter in flavor than the green, in my opinion. Plus, I thought the colors would look really nice with the red onions. This easy recipe is a one bowl recipe, which means you can mix it all up in one bowl. Then, you just have to let them marinate in the fridge for 3 days (this is really the hardest part!).

pickled onions and peppers

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Easy AF: This recipe is so simple! You just mix everything up in one bowl and then let them chill in the fridge for a few days, that's it!

Use on Everything: I love these Pickled Onions and Peppers because you can add them to literally everything! Burgers, hot dogs, salads, sandwiches, they give flavor to almost any dish.

Health Benefits: Packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and probiotics from the pickling process, these vegetables can boost your immune system, aid digestion, and provide essential nutrients!

Ingredients & Health Benefits

Red Onion: Organic red onions are rich in antioxidants and sulfur compounds, which can help reduce inflammation and boost immune health.

Bell Peppers: Organic Bell peppers are high in vitamins A and C, which support eye health and bolster the immune system. I use red and yellow here, but you can use any colors you like.

White Vinegar: Organic white vinegar contains acetic acid, which can aid in digestion and help regulate blood sugar levels.

Apple Cider Vinegar: Organic apple cider vinegar is known for its potential to improve digestion, support weight loss, and enhance heart health due to its acetic acid content.

Cane Sugar: Organic cane sugar provides a quick source of energy and contains trace amounts of essential minerals like calcium and iron. You need a little sugar when pickling to help balance the flavors of the tart vinegar.

Celery Seed: Organic celery seed is one of my favorite ingredients. Not only is it rich in antioxidants and may help reduce inflammation and improve digestion, but it has such a distinct flavor. It's especially good in pickled recipes.

Mustard Seed: Organic mustard seeds are a good source of selenium and magnesium, which can help reduce inflammation and support bone health.

Tools Needed

Mixing Bowl

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Thinly slice thinly red onion and peppers and place into a large bowl or Tupperware with a lid. Sprinkle with the sea salt and cover. Let sit for 2 hours. Drain off moisture.

Step 2

Add the white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, cane sugar, celery seed, and mustard seed. Stir with a spatula to combine completely. Cover with the lid and place in the fridge. Let sit in the fridge for at least 3 days.

Step 3

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 1 month. You can leave in the Tupperware or bowl, but I usually transfer to mason jars so it doesn’t take up as much space in the fridge.

pickled onions and peppers
pickled onions and peppers

FAQ's

Can I use another kind of vegetables?

Yes, you can use different veggies if you like!

What can I eat this with?

Use as a topper for salads, sandwiches, hot dogs, or burgers. I also eat this plain as a side dish or a little snack with cheese and crackers.

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Pickled Onions and Peppers

Mimi Council
Try this simple recipe for Pickled Onions and Peppers. This probiotic rich food will add flavor and nutrients to salads, sandwiches, wraps, burgers, hot dogs, and more!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Course Ingredient
Cuisine American
Makes 32 ounces
Calories 32 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 large red onion
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • 2 teaspoons fine sea salt
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 226 grams cane sugar
  • 2 teaspoons celery seed
  • ½ teaspoon yellow mustard seed

Instructions
 

  • Thinly slice thinly red onion and peppers and place into a large bowl or Tupperware with a lid. Sprinkle with the sea salt and cover. Let sit for 2 hours. Drain off moisture.
  • Add the white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, cane sugar, celery seed, and mustard seed. Stir with a spatula to combine completely. Cover with the lid and place in the fridge. Let sit in the fridge for at least 3 days.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 1 month. You can leave in the Tupperware or bowl, but I usually transfer to mason jars so it doesn’t take up as much space in the fridge.

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Notes

High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 32kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.02gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.03gSodium: 146mgPotassium: 24mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 124IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 0.1mg
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