• Quick Mexican Pickled Onions and Carrots

    by Dorothy Reinhold on August 26, 2019


    Print This Post Print This Post Quick Mexican Pickled Onions and Carrots are traditional garnishes or condiments offered at Mexican restaurants as a flavor brightener. Make your own in 30 minutes.

    Quick Mexican Pickled Onions and Carrots are traditional garnishes or condiments offered at Mexican restaurants as a flavor brightener. Make your own in 30 minutes.

    You know that little bowl of pickled vegetables they bring you at Mexican restaurants?

    It usually has sliced onions, diagonally cut carrots and sometimes hot pepper rings, swimming in a salty vinegar bath.

    You can make it in 30 minutes, and it’s a great little garnish or addition to tacos, burritos, Mexican dinner bowls, nachos, or any Latin-flavored dish that comes out of your kitchen.


    Quick Mexican Pickled Onions and Carrots soaking in brine on ShockinglyDelicious.com

    You’re just going to toss everything in a bowl and let it marinate for a little bit.

    Picking a red onion from the garden on ShockinglyDelicious.comGrab an onion. I was growing them, so I got this one from the garden. It looks a bit gnarly…

    Red Onion on ShockinglyDelicious.com…but once cleaned up and peeled looks very presentable!

    Grab a carrot and the bottle of apple cider vinegar from the pantry, and let’s get to it.

    I’m bringing this to August’s Progressive Eats dinner, a backyard BBQ on the patio, featuring Late Summer Latin American Cuisine — casual, warm-weather fare with influences from Mexico, Central and South America. See the whole menu below, after the recipe ⇓ , and choose something for your own menu this week. We have so much to offer for your version of a fun summer evening outdoors.

    I suggest that these pickled vegetables will go well with any of our main courses and sides today. And even the empanada appetizer!

    Quick Mexican Pickled Onions and Carrots

    Prep Time: 2 minutes

    Cook Time: 2 minutes

    Total Time: 34 minutes

    Yield: Serves 4-6

    Pickled onion and carrot are traditional garnishes or condiments offered at Mexican restaurants as a flavor brightener. Make your own in 30 minutes.

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 1 tablespoon sugar (I used Vanilla Sugar)
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/2 of a large red onion, peeled and cut into slices
    • 1 carrot, scrubbed and sliced on the diagonal

    Directions

    1. In a small sauce pan, heat the vinegar, water, sugar and salt until boiling. Turn heat off. Add onion and carrot slices to hot liquid, put a lid on the pan, and let it sit for 30 minutes. You are not cooking the vegetables, but the hot liquid will pickle them faster than room temperature liquid.
    2. To serve, drain vegetables into a small serving dish and offer at the table as a garnish.
    3. Serves 4-6.

    Notes

    Recipe source: Dorothy Reinhold | Shockingly Delicious

    Note: You may also add a Jalapeno sliced into thin rings to the mixture, but it will make the whole thing hot. I often do a separate jar of quick pickled Jalapenos, since not everyone likes the heat.

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    Progressive Eats

    Welcome to Progressive Eats, our virtual version of a Progressive Dinner Party. This month’s theme is Late Summer Latin American Cuisine – casual warm weather fare – salads, grilled foods, summer cocktails, and our host is Tamara who blogs at Beyond Mere Sustenance.

    If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, a progressive dinner involves going from house to house, enjoying a different course at each location. With Progressive Eats it’s a virtual party. A theme is chosen each month, members share recipes suitable for a delicious meal or party, and you can hop from blog to blog to check them out. Come along and see all of the deliciousness we’ve put together for our celebration inspired dishes!

    Late Summer Latin American Cuisine!

    Cocktails

    Appetizers

    Main Courses

    Sides

    Desserts

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    This was originally published Aug. 22, 2015 and has been updated, refreshed and published today.



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