Sweet pickled onions recipe is so quick and easy that you can’t make any excuse not to make your own. Nothing can compare with the flavor of home-made pickled onions.


Sweet Pickled Onions

Microwave Cooking

Category: Pickles, Chutney

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time (microwave}: 15 minutes

Makes; 1 Kg


Sweet Pickled Onions


750g pickling onions

350g light brown sugar

500ml cider, malt or white vinegar

1 tbsp mustard seed

½ cinnamon stick

½ cup of water

Pinch salt


Sweet Pickled Onions

Preparation Method:

Put the onions into a large bowl and pour over enough water to just cover all of them. Cook for one minute on high flame.

Drain the onions and peel away all the brown skins. Rinse the peeled onions in the cold water.

Take a large pan and put the sugar, vinegar, mustard seeds, cinnamon, water, and salt and cook uncovered on high flame for 5 minutes, keep stirring after each minute. Continue stirring until sugar has completely dissolved.

Strain the vinegar through a nylon sieve into a large bowl to discard mustard seeds and cinnamon sticks.

Now, place the onions into clean and sterilized jars, keeping some space to prevent them from rising when the vinegar is poured over.

Pour the vinegar over the onions in the jars.

Arrange the jars on a microwave-proof baking sheet and cook on high for 5 minutes before covering and sealing in the usual way.


Sweet Pickled Onions

Serving Idea:

Serve these onions with fresh bread and for a delicious lunch or serve as the pickle with main dishes.



Use the spiced vinegar of this recipe for other vegetables.

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