Pickled Red Onions From 'The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home'

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Use these bright pickled onions to top Nick Zukin and Michael C. Zusman's Classic Chicken Salad from The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home.

Reprinted with permission from The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home by Nick Zukin and Michael Zusman. Copyright 2013. Published by Andrews McMeel. All rights reserved. Available wherever books are sold.

Recipe Details

Pickled Red Onions From 'The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home'

Active 10 mins
Total 24 hrs
Serves 12 to 16 servings
Makes 1 1/2 to 2 cups


  • 3 cups apple cider vinegar

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 (2- to 3-inch) cinnamon stick

  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)

  • 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns

  • 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 large red onion (about 12 ounces), halved and thinly sliced


  1. Combine onion, vinegar, sugar, bay leaves, cinnamon stick, crushed red pepper, if using, peppercorns, cloves, and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Boil for 1 minute. Add onions and then remove pan from heat. Allow onions and pickling brine to cool to room temperature, and then transfer to a nonreactive container with a tight-fitting lid. Refrigerate for 1 day to allow flavors to meld. Pickled red onions will keep in refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
38 Calories
0g Fat
9g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12 to 16
Amount per serving
Calories 38
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 22mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 49mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)