Sweet Chili Pickled Red Onions

For use in dips, sides, garnish, or on their own, these flavor-packed onions take only 24 hours to marinate in chili garlic and keep for nearly two weeks. Have a picnic or party planned this weekend? Enhance almost any dish with these delicious onions. They’re well worth the 10 minutes they take to prepare.

  • Prep Time

    10 Minutes
  • Marinate Time

    24 Hours
  • Cook Time

    2 Minutes
  • Serves

    Makes 1 pint
  • Pellets

  • Measurement
  • Ingredient
  • Note


  • 2 each
  • Red onion, peeled and julienne 1/4"
  • 1 cup
  • Sherry vinegar
  • 5 tbsp
  • Sugar
  • 1 tsp
  • Salt
  • 1 tbsp
  • Chili garlic paste, hour fung
  • 8-10 ea
  • Allspice berries


  1. Combine all ingredients except onions into a saucepot. Quickly bring the liquid to a simmer and ensure salt and sugar are dissolved.
  2. Once the liquid is simmering, add julienned onions and stir for 1 minute. Turn heat off and cover with a lid.
  3. After 10 minutes, stir onions again and allow to sit covered for 10 more minutes.
  4. Transfer onions and liquid to a large jar hot and cover with a lid. Place into the refrigerator and let marinate for 24 hours prior to use. Onions will hold for 10-12 days.

Recipe Categories: Dips, Sides, Smoke, Vegetables