Yield: Makes 1 1/2 cups

Mexican Pickled Onions with Lime Juice

Mexican Pickled Onions with Lime Juice

This quick Mexican pickled red onions recipe uses just lime juice, red onions, and salt. It takes only a few minutes to make, and is ready to eat after sitting for just 30 minutes or so. The pickled onions will keep well in the refrigerator for up to three weeks and they're great on everything from tacos to sandwiches, salads, and more.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 large red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup lime juice (from about 6 limes)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt


  1. Put a kettle of water on the stove to boil. Place the sliced onions in a heat-proof and non-reactive bowl (glass or ceramic). When the water boils, pour it over the onions to cover. Stir and let sit for about 10 seconds, then pour into a colander to drain.
  2. Return the onions to the bowl and add the lime juice and salt. Stir to mix well. Let sit for 30 minutes before serving. Store in a covered glass container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 9Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 318mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 0g

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