Mayan Pickled Onions


  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of oregano


Slice onions and place in a 32 oz mason jar. In a small saucepan add the water, vinegar, salt, and oregano and bring to a boil.  Once the mixture is boiling then add to the jar of onions and allow to cool.  Once cooled they are ready to use and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks and continue to develop excellent flavor.


Makes 8-10 servings.

Check out my Youtube video on these Pickled Onions to see how I do it!


  1. Lucy on January 19, 2021 at 11:02 am

    Hi Kiki!

    Can the liquid be reused for the next batch of onions? I LOVE ❤️ this recipe so much! I use it every day!
    I appreciate you!

  2. Jenn on January 21, 2021 at 9:09 am

    Hi Kiki! Can you reuse the solution for the next batch or do you start a new one each time?

  3. Laura Danley on January 21, 2021 at 11:36 am

    So excited to have been introduced to you by a great friend last month. I’m already down 10 lb and a whole pant size and couldn’t be more pleased. looking forward to trying the Mayan pickled onions and wondering if I’m short on white vinegar can I substitute balsamic vinegar or apple cider vinegar??

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  6. Megan W. on February 16, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Just made these, mostly for my husband to enjoy. I don’t usually like pickled foods. However I LOVED these!! Even my two year old was gobbling these down with her beans. I am super excited about this. Thank you KiKi!!!

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  8. The Clean Veganista on March 20, 2021 at 10:45 am

    Delish! Thanks for sharing

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