Pickled Grilled Red Onions Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Pickled Grilled Red Onions Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Pickled Grilled Red Onions

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"These onions are sweet and tart. They are terrific as a condiment for a piece of grilled chicken or on top of your best burger."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    20 mins


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate.
  2. Peel onions and trim root ends just slightly. Quarter the onions, keeping the layers intact with the remaining root ends. If necessary, use a toothpick to keep layers together while on the grill.
  3. Grill onions until slightly charred, about 5 minutes. Remove from the grill and place in a nonreactive bowl.
  4. Meanwhile, heat vinegar, sugar, and salt in a small non-reactive saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Pour hot liquid over the grilled onions and let stand for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove onions from liquid and refrigerate until ready to use.
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May 24, 2007

Needs some fresh grated black pepper, and we also add a little crushed garlic to the marinade...The onions can be left in the marinade overnight.

Feb 02, 2009

These onions pair really well off of a spicy marinated taco meat. I usually like to let the onions sit overnight, but 2-3 hours will do in a pinch.


9 Ratings

Sep 22, 2009

Excellent on sandwiches as well!

Feb 10, 2011

Pickled onions never sounded good to me until I had them on a sandwich at a local restaurant. Now I'm hooked! I have been using these to perk up my veggie sandwiches and they are great. I love the new twist. The temp is below zero here in Minnesota and there was no way I was going to get out the grill, so I just simmered the onions in the vinegar solution on the stove until they were soft (about 5-10 min). I cut down the sugar and salt a bit due to personal preference, and added a bit of pickling spice.

Nov 15, 2011

Delicious and so very easy to make!!!

Aug 25, 2011

This is one of those recipes I would never have thought to try - or even ordered on a sandwich! - but a few weeks back we ordered a sandwich platter from a local deli for a work meeting. I picked a BLT on Ciabatta with pesto mayonnaise, but these were also on the sandwich and they MADE the sandwich! I was so happy to come across this recipe - made them the othe rnight as I was grilling veggies for another recipe, and had some for lunch today on my turkey sandwich. Great sweet onion/slightly tart flavor that is a great addition to sandwiches! Thank you, CookBrooke for sharing! :)

Jul 14, 2013

Easy to make and very tangy. My husband didn't care for the smell of the vinegar mixture while cooking but I enjoyed the flavor.


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  • Calories
  • 69 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 584 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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