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Test Kitchen Approved

Curry Pickle-Brined Onions

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Instead of throwing out the remaining flavorful pickle brine when your pickles are gone, this is a great way to use it up for a batch of quick pickled onions.

Serving Suggestions

Serve over tacos, burgers, hot dogs, fish, sandwiches, baked potatoes, salads, cheese plates, and more.


About ½ red onion, thinly sliced

Leftover brine from a (24 oz.) jar of pickles

1 to 2 tsp. curry powder of choice:

2 tsp. *Caribbean Curry Powder

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

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  • Medium Yellow Curry Powder

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  • Vindaloo

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Add just enough sliced onions to the jar of leftover pickle brine so that onions are completely covered by the brine. Add curry powder of choice, seal, and shake to distribute seasoning. Refrigerate for at least an hour, but longer is better. These will last a couple of weeks in the refrigerator.