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Cebollas en Escabeche Estilo Mexicano rosadas o picantes

Mexican Pickled Onions

Chef Adriana Martin
The Mexican pickled onions are perfect garnish for dishes like the Yucatan Pork Loin Pibil. And a must have in the Yucatecan cuisine. The onions can be made pink or spicy.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican Cuisine
Servings 6 cups
Calories 30 kcal


For the Pink Pickled Onions

  • 1 purple onion sliced thinly
  • 1 teaspoon pink salt
  • 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon sazon latino has cumin, salt, and oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups warm water

For the white onion habanero version

  • 1 white onion sliced thinly
  • 1 habanero chopped and seeded
  • 1 lime
  • 1 cup vinegar white or for pickling
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt or pickling salt
  • 2 cups warm water


  • Cut the onions thinly and add to a bowl.
  • Season with the lime juice and the spices.
  • Add the vinegar and the warm water.
  • Place inside a mason jar and keep refrigerated.



Serving: 2gCalories: 30kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 778mgPotassium: 76mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 16IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg
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