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Pickled onion

Pickled Onion

Pickled red onions are a great addition to many main dishes - including our Veggie Tostadas! This recipe is quick and simple and will stay fresh in your refrigerator for weeks. 

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Pickled Onion

Yield: 1 cup


  • 1 large red onion
  • 2 limes, juiced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2-1 cup water, boiled

Instructions for Adults

Cut the onion into quarters for kids. Start boiling water. Assist children in safe handling of kitchen tools.

Instructions for Kids

Use a food chopper to dice the onion one quarter at a time. Place diced onions in a mason jar. Juice limes and add to the onion. Measure the white vinegar and add to the onions. Pour hot water over the onion to cover. Seal jar and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight. Serve!


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