These easy pickled red onions are simple to make (no stove needed) and add a sweet, tangy, and sophisticated flavor to salad and bowls.
It’s pretty easy for me to get stuck in a salad rut. I love my basic go-to salad which usually consists of romaine, tomatoes, carrots, peppers and feta, but when I start deep sighing at the thought of a salad, I know it’s time to switch it up. So I’ve done just that lately with some delicious results that I just had to share.
The first addition- radishes, which really aren’t ever on my buy list which is a shame because I like their slightly spicy flavor and beautiful color.
I also love this simple champagne vinaigrette dressing. Making your own dressings really doesn’t take that long and the flavor is so much fresher!
Another in season salad star I can’t get enough of? Arugula! It’s spicy and slightly bitter and though the baby leaf version is less so, it still makes for a nice contrast against sweet berries, but it’s also delicious when dressed simply, like in this recipe.
But the real winner of a jazzed up salad (or bowl) is easy pickled onions- no stove needed. “Fancy” salad additions usually intimidate me, but these are so incredibly easy to make (no stove needed!) and add a lot of sophisticated flavor.Print
These sweet and tangy pickled red onions are easy to make (no stove needed) and add a delicious and sophisticated taste to salad and bowls.
- 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1/2 c water
- Add apple cider vinegar, salt and sugar to a jar and shake vigorously. Add sliced red onion and shake well to coat.
- Add water and give it one strong last shake.
- Leave at room temperature for an hour, shaking occasionally. Drain and use what you’d like or keep in the fridge for a up to 2 weeks.
Mix these easy pickled red onions up in the morning for a flavorful dinner addition to a salad or bowl- like these copycat CAVA bowls! They’ll last up to two weeks in the fridge, but at my house, they rarely make it through a meal with any leftover. Enjoy!