Pickled Red Onions

Pickled Red Onions on Garden Veggie Burger

Pickled Red Onions on Garden Veggie Burger

Servings: 12
Yield: 3 cups

These spicy onions make an addictive topping for any of your favorite foods.  Toss in your salads, sprinkle on your burgers, or spread on flat bread.  Make a big batch and enjoy for a while.  The flavors get better with each day.

2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup apricots, dried, sliced (can also substitute with honey or your preferred sweetener)
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon red chili flake
2 teaspoons ginger, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup water

To prepare onions: If you have a mandolin, you can slice your onions paper-thin.  You can also use the slicing blade on a food processor.  Then again, a sharp knife and a sure hand work well.

To make brine:  Combine chopped apricots, vinegar, chili flake, ginger, salt, and water in a microwave-safe container.  Heat until water is steaming, about 2-3 minutes (or use the "Beverage" setting on your microwave).

To pickle onions: Pour brine over pickles.  Let sit for at least 4 hours before enjoying.  Best to let sit overnight, as the flavors will intensify and the onions will soften with each day.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Serving size: 1/4 cup (1.7 ounces)

Calories 14.7
Total Fat 0.05g <1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 98.75mg 4%
Potassium 35.01mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 3.35g 1%
Fiber 0.53g 2%
Sugar 1.45g
Protein 0.31g <1%

Vitamin A 97.61IU 2%
Vitamin C 3.73mg 6%
Vitamin E 0.12mg 1%

*Not a significant source of other vitamins and minerals.