Pickled onions and honey? YES! One of the things that is always tough when it comes to getting all the best from honey is that it loses some of the beneficial qualities when it’s heated. So I’m on a mission to create honey recipes that use it in its raw, unheated form.
This super delish Pickled Onion recipe uses RAW LOCAL HONEY, apple cider vinegar, and herbs and spices that all offer healthy benefits to your body.
You can use any kind of onion, but I absolutely love how pretty these red onions are. Their pink blush makes anything it is added to look special. Try curling them up and placing them on deviled eggs (my favorite). Garnish everything with them: potato salad, tacos, cottage cheese, enchiladas, sandwiches, and more.
Pickled Onion Dressing
Once you eat all the onions you can simply add oil to your vinegar as a beautiful salad dressing. For a creamier dressing, add a bit more vinegar, place it in the blender and slowly add 1/2 cup of oil as it blends. Turn off the blender as soon as the oil is gone. This emulsion keeps the oil and vinegar from separating. I like my dressing like this usually.
Sweet and Spicy Pickled Onions Made with Raw Honey
- 2-3 tbsp Raw Honey
- 1/2 c Water
- 1/2 c Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 Red Onion, sliced as thin as you like
- 4 Cloves
- 1/2 tsp Herbs like Oregango, Basil, Dil, or Thyme Oregano goes well with tacos, and Dill is great for salads. Use what you like.
- 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes use according to spice preferrence.
- Soak Onion slices in cold water for 10 minutes to mellow them if you like.
- Heat water, vinegar, salt, herbs and spices on the stove until it comes to a boil. Cool to room temperature
- Add raw honey to the vinegar solution and stir till dissolved. If you want it sweeter, add more honey.
- Pack onions in a quart or pint jar until full
- Pour the vinegar and honey mixture over the onions until the jar is full.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour before use. Keep refrigerated when not in use.
Local Raw Honey is the ultimate bioregional food. It’s made locally by local bees from local plant sources. Then local beekeepers harvest it and sell it close to home. Enjoy supporting your community when you choose local honey. For more honey recipes, click HERE.