Pickled Red Onions are super easy to make, but they can wake up a plate of food like nothing else. Put them on tacos, sandwiches, salads, hot dogs and hamburgers. These are spiced with whole pickling spices and jalapeno peppers.
This recipe is a tad intense to prep. But all the fuss is forgotten when the heat hits the pot — the perfume of the lemons and lovely pink hue that the onions bring to the picture dispel all memory of tedium. This is truly a gorgeous jam.
Crisp slices of red onion are marinated in a mixture of citrus juice, white wine vinegar, salt, pepper and allspice until tart and tender. Charred jalapeño and bay leaves are added to the mix to bump up the savory spice factor.
These pickles are fantastic in so many things! I like doing pickled onions as a Winter project when fresh fruits become scarce. Some of my family members get genuinely excited when these pickles appear in their holiday gift bags.