Pickled Red Onion and Lime

This easy recipe for Pickled Red Onion and Lime from The Kilner®️ Cookbook pairs perfectly with meat, perks up salads and is the perfect pickle for your burger.

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A delicious condiment for sandwiches, burgers and meats.

Makes 1 x 1l Kilner®️ Jar


5 medium red onions, peeled and sliced
500ml boiling water
2 limes, thinly sliced
300ml distilled pickling vinegar
2 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp peppercorns
1 tbsp dried coriander

Essential kit

You will need: 1 Kilner®️ Preserving Pan and 1 Kilner®️ Clip Top Jar.


Place the sliced onions in your Kilner®️ Preserving Pan and add the boiling water, ensuring the onions are fully submerged.

After 1 minute, drain the onions, trasnferring the liquid to a large heavy-based saucepan, and add the onions to your 1-litre sterilised Kilner®️ Clip Top Jar with the slices of lime.

To the reserved liquid add the distilled pickling vinegar, suagr, salt, peppercorns and coriander. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, to ensure all of the salt and vinegar has dissolved.

Leave the boiling solution to cool for 10 minutes (DO NOT pour boiling water directly into your jar!), then add to the sliced onion and lime mixture until the liquid level is nearly at the top.

Seal the jar and allow to cool before refrigerating. Your delicious pickled red onion and lime will taste best if left to sit for 24 hours...Enjoy!

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