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Quick pickled red onion
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Prep time: 10 minutes + chilling time
Cooking time: 5 minutes


  • 4 red onions, peeled and finely sliced

  • 450ml apple cider vinegar

  • 3 tsp caster sugar

  • 300ml malt vinegar

  • 1 tsp coriander seeds

  • 1 tsp sea salt



Place the vinegar, salt, sugar and coriander seeds into a saucepan and bring to the boil for 1 minute, then remove from the heat


Bring a kettle of water to the boil.  Place the sliced onion into a sieve and carefully rinse with the boiling water from the kettle.  Allow the onion to cool for 1 minutes then carefully pack into a clean kilner style jar.


Pour the pickling liquid over the onions, leave to cool and then seal.


This will be ready within two hours.  This will keep for 2-3 weeks in a fridge once opened or 4-5 months if stored in a cool dark place.

Perfect with Mexican food, ploughman's and cheeses

Vegan friendly

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