Easy Pickled Red Onions

Easy Pickled Onions
There is a kale salad that love so much that was paying about $9.99 per pound for it from one of the more foofy supermarkets up the hill as they don’t have this salad at the Safeway Deli.  Hence believe the pickled onions is really one of the strong ingredients that makes it so successful of the rather strong texture of kale.  Once learned to make the pickled onions, the combinations are endless of salad variations with the super green kale.
  • One pound of red onion thinly sliced.
  • One cup of white or apple cider vinegar.
  • One teaspoon of cracked black pepper.
  • One teaspoon of rough chopped cumin seeds.
  • One teaspoon dried oregano.
  • Four garlic cloves chopped.
  • Two tablespoons of sugar.
  • One and half teaspoons of salt.
Place the sliced onions in a saucepan with enough water to cover and bring to a boil and remove from heat.  Strain the onions and set aside.
Combine all the remaining ingredients in the saucepan and bring to a boil.  Add the blanched onions and let simmer about five minutes.  Ten if you like a softer texture but five gives a bit more crunch.  Transfer to a container or jar and refrigerate.  I chill mine and use immediately.  Some say waiting one day gives better flavor.  It’s up to you.    Utilizing the pickling broth with some olive oil makes for a great dressing.  You can get a bunch of kale at supermarkets like Sprouts for $1.00.  Come home, picking leaves from the stems.  Add your favorite salad ingredients from boiled eggs, nuts, roasted beets, cheeses.  The pickled onions are a great partner to this hearty green for salads and you are not paying $9.99 a pound for the salad at some supermarkets.  Happy Eating:)


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