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Grilled Pickled Red Onions



  • 1 medium red onions
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1.5 cups Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic lightly crushed
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds lightly crushed
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup Sugar


  • Cut onions in half lengthwise, leaving root intact. Remove peel. Lightly coat with olive oil and place on hot grill. Also to cook for 2-3 minutes until grill marked. Remove from grill and allow to cool.
  • In a medium saucepan over a hot zone on the grill (or use the stove top) add vinegar, garlic, black pepper, cayenne, sugar, salt and cumin. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer while whisking to ensure sugar is dissolved.
  • Slice red onion into very thin slices (julienne.) Add onion slices to vinegar mix and allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until onions are tender. Remove from heat.
  • Using tongs, place onions in jars, then pour liquid over them. Store in fridge for up to 2 weeks.
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