Easy | Servings: 5 | Ready In: 15 minutes | Yield: 3-4 cups
- 1/4 cup dried apricots
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup water
- 1 medium red onion
How it’s Done:
To make Apricot Pickling Brine: Combine the apricots, vinegar, salt, and water in a microwave-safe container.
Microwave 1:30 – 2 minutes, until boiling. When apricot mixture is done cooking in the microwave, the apricots will rehydrate and expand. Pour the apricots mixture into a blender. Puree until smooth.
To prepare the Pickled Red Onions: While the apricot mixture cooks, halve and peel the red onion. Keep the core.
Thinly slice the red onion on a mandolin (setting at 2-2.5). You can also use a sharp chef’s knife.
You want to slice as thin as possible, without the onion falling apart.
Place the red onion into the container used to heat the apricots. Pour the apricot “paste” on top.
Stir well to combine.
Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes.
Enjoy over Lentil Tacos, Southwestern Black Bean Burgers, or tossed over Kale Avocado SaladYield: 3-4 cups
Chef Katie’s Tips:
More Time, Better Flavor: The longer this sets, the better it gets. It’s great to make a big batch and use it for toppings for 7-10 days.
No Sugar or Syrup: Unlike traditional pickling brine, this version doesn’t use refined sugar or syrup. I’m on a mission to get rid of empty calories that leave you hungry and undernourished. This recipe uses dried apricots which add fiber and healthy nutrition.
Amount Per Serving (1/8 recipe, about 1/4 cup)
Calories From Fat (2%) 0.38
% Daily Value
- Total Fat 0.05g <1%
- Saturated Fat 0g 0%
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids g
- Omega-6 Fatty Acids g
- Cholesterol 0mg 0%
- Sodium 147.35mg 6%
- Potassium 48.99mg 1%
- Total Carbohydrates 3.74g 1%
- Fiber 0.54g 2%
- Sugar 2.17g
- Protein 0.3g <1%
- Calcium 2.81mg <1%
- Iron 3.47mg 19%
- Vitamin A 146.41IU 3%
- Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Shopping and Gear List
- Napa Valley Naturals Organic Red Wine Vinegar, 12.7 oz
- Kyocera Double Edged Mandolin Slicer, Red
- Anna and Sarah Dried Turkish Apricots in Resealable Bag, 2 Lbs