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Italian Pickled Onions With Thyme

Try these delicious Italian Pickled Onions with Thyme, a special recipe of mine that enhances the mediterranean flavours and aromas.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course antipasti, Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine greek, Italian
Servings 5 servings


  • 1 17 oz sterilized glass jar with lid


  • 2 cups still water
  • 1 cup alcohol vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 cup red onions
  • 3 brunches fresh thyme


  • Cut the onions in half and detach the petals, then cut each petal lengthwise in stripes.
  • In a medium saucepan, add the water, vinegar, sugar, salt and the olive oil. Heat until starts to boil.
  • Add the onions to the mixture in the pan and leave for exactly 30 seconds over medium heat.
  • In a clean and dry jar, add the pickled onions first and place the fresh thyme brunches, topping up with the remaining solution and leave it to cool before closing the lid.
  • Close the lid and place in the refrigerator before use.


How to sterilize jars: Wash with soapy water and rinse very well. Boil the jars and lids in a large pan for 5 minutes and allow it to dry completely.
Storage: Homemade pickled onions will last for up to 3 weeks in the fridge.
Keyword pickles, red onion, thyme, vinegar