Pickled red onions are a tasty and less pungent way to get onion flavor without quite so much bite. This quick version of pickled red onions are "pickled" in about 15 minutes and ready to add to salads and sandwiches or hamburgers and sausages.
To make quick pickled red onions:
- Halve and peel a red onion, cutting off the root end
- Set each half cut-side down and cut red onion into very thin half-moon slices
- Put red onion slices in a bowl and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- Toss onions with the salt and let sit until tender and tasty, about 15 minutes
Use onions immediately or store, covered and chilled, for up to two days.