Asian Pickled Onions

If you’re looking for a new salad dressing that doubles as a light side dish, check out this pickled onion recipe, which combines sweet and sour flavors with a nicely textured crunch. A healthy treat to enjoy with your lunchtime salad at work!

You can also marinate carrots or cucumbers rather than onions. If you use these veggies, you’ll need to marinate longer ( a few hours minimum).

You’ll see the chef add this as a topping to a salad of avocado and fresh tomato. Yum!


One large onion
1/3 cup rice vinegar
2 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp sesame oil
Ground sesame seeds
1-2 cloves garlic
Ginger to taste
¼ cup water

Preparation Process

Cut the onion into thin slices

In a bowl, mix together the other ingredients thoroughly, then pour the mixture on top of the onion

Marinate in the refrigerator for at least one hour. Shake well before serving. Serve as a side dish or salad topper.

Want to make this and need the written instructions? Just click here to download the full recipe.

If you want to try Mirin (sweet cooking rice wine) for this recipe, ckeck out this Kikkoman brand. Just click the image below.

Kikkoman - Aji-Mirin (Sweet Cooking Rice Wine) 17 Oz.

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