Quickling Recipe

Homemade pickles in a flash! We’ve re-branded this kind of preserving as ‘Quickling’ – it’s quick pickling!

The perfect finishing touch for Mexican dishes like fish tacos or burritos, although they are just as delicious enjoyed in a cheese sandwich! This quick and simple recipe will give you a tasty pickle in as little as two hours.


What You Need

  • 300ml cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp sea salt flakes
  • 6 black peppercorns
  • 6 coriander seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 red onions, sliced into rings



1. Pour the vinegar into a pan, add the sugar, sea salt, spices and bay leaf then bring to a simmer.

2. After 1 min, check that the sugar and salt have dissolved.

3. Rinse onion slices in a sieve or colander with boiling water and drain well.

4. When cool enough to handle, pack the onion rings into a sterilised jar.

5. Pour over the warm vinegar and seal.

6. Cool, then chill and leave to pickle for 2 hrs or overnight.

7. Your Quickling will keep for 2 weeks in the fridge once opened.

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