I’m so into pickling that it’s ridiculous! It’s so easy and these Pickled Red Onions really bring a pop to most any dish. I love putting them in salads, on top of homemade pizzas, and in sandwiches. The possibilities are endless.
Sweet glazed onions are a perfect pairing with meats and vegetables. I even like to add them to green salads.
I haven’t met an onion that I didn’t like. Pick up a bunch of green onions this weekend and throw them on the grill since you’ve got it up and running already. If you’re not grilling then feel free to cook them stovetop in a grill pan.
Marinated Cucumber & Onion Salad
I love this salad. It’s easy to make and makes a great side dish. If you plan on marinating the salad overnight make sure to cut the cucumber a tad thicker. This way it will keep more of a crunch. You may use any type of onion that you like, but a sweet onion (like Vidalia) is a good choice. I’ve made this salad with red onions as well.
1/3 Cup Rice Vinegar
3 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Mint
2 Tablespoons Honey
1 Tablespoon Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
3 1/2 Cups Sliced Cucumber
1 Cup Sliced Onion
In a large size bowl combine the rice vinegar, chopped mint, honey, sugar, kosher salt and pepper. Wisk until the sugar dissolves. Add the cucumber and onion slices. Toss well and cover with plastic wrap. Place in the fridge for 4 or more hours. While in the fridge go in and toss a few times to ensure that all of the cucumber and onion slices are getting marinated. Remove from the fridge and serve. Serves 4