Three Things I Make & Keep In My Fridge To Elevate Everyday Meals.
Sharing a few little recipe secrets with you today! Hello quick pickled onions.
Last week I did an instagram live sharing these three recipes that I have in my fridge at ALL times. I didn’t really realize how much they *make* our everyday meals until I started cooking every single meal at home, every single day.
I make these three recipes nearly every week and they take mere minutes. It’s my secret to making some REALLY delicious homemade food. They also last for about a week in the fridge. And they are super versatile. Let’s go!
Quick Pickled Onions
I’ve rambled to you about how delicious quick pickled onions are for years. I know, I’m a broken record! I use them on everything from tacos to salads to breakfast to baked potatoes to sandwiches. Seriously, they can go on EVERYTHING! If you need more guidance with a recipe like this, think about recipes that call for raw red onion to be IN the recipe (and not sautéed or cooked) – you usually throw some in a salad, in slaw, etc.
You can replace all of those with these quick pickled onions.
How Sweet Eats House Sauce
This is like a kicked up chick fil a sauce and it’s a dream. We love it on burgers or chicken and I even love to dip roasted vegetables right in it. Use it as a drizzle or a dip. If you’re craving fries right now, make a frozen bag of fries and dip them in this. It’s pure comfort food!
Recipes picture: smoked gouda smash burgers.and hot honey pretzel crusted chicken fingers. Make ’em!
I basically built my blog on fancy homemade vinaigrettes! I have never been a huge dressing person, especially when it comes to creamy dressings. So I’ve always been an oil and vinegar girl, mixing up my own delicious concoctions. I’m listing my favorite house dressing in the recipe below, but in the meantime, here are a few of my favorite vinaigrettes. You can find even more in the salad section.
These are such simple tips, but I hope they give you a little inspiration for the week to come! The other great thing is that you can make ALL THREE of these and stick them in your fridge, in a matter of about 30 minutes. Enjoy!
Quick Pickled Onions, House Sauce & Homemade Vinaigrette
Three Recipes to Keep In Your Fridge at All Times
quick pickled onions
- 1 red onion thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
how sweet eats house sauce
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon your favorite BBQ sauce
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 garlic cloves, finely minced or pressed
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
quick pickled onions
- Place the onions in a jar or cup. In a bowl, whisk together the warm water, sugar and salt until the sugar and salt dissolve. Whisk in the vinegar. Pour over the sliced onions. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 hour. You can obviously make this ahead of time and once made, store it in the fridge in a sealed container or jar. They last about one week.
how sweet eats house sauce
- Whisk all ingredients together until creamy and smooth and combined. Serve for dipping or as a drizzle sauce. Stays great in the fridge for a week.
- In a bowl, whisk together the vinegar, honey, garlic, salt, pepper and red pepper. Continue to whisk while streaming in the olive oil. This dressing stays great in the fridge in a sealed container for about a week
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32 Comments on “Three Things I Make & Keep In My Fridge To Elevate Everyday Meals.”
I recently made your recipe for Kale Caesar Salad – my husband , as it turns out, is not a huge kale fan but I love it. I make myself a salad for lunches often and because massaging kale is a plan, I put some in my large salad bowl and massage it with that Caesar dressing. Then I continue to make the rest of my salad and toss well. Because I’m not a fan of a ton of dressing, I then add a small amount of light ranch and toss again. My salads tend to grow out of control because I add so many things – raisins, chopped walnuts, milled flax seed, and anything else I can find. But that Caesar dressing is wonderful and it blends so well with the ranch.
i love that so much! thanks chris!
Love this post! I just can’t get into cooking anything fancy at this point; I love how practical this is. I’ll be making the house sauce today. Just wish I had a red onion right now!
thanks mary! and you can totally use a white/sweet/vidalia onion! it just won’t turn pink :)
Yum, Great idea for a post Jessica!
PSA: no one sleep on the dill pickle vinaigrette/cheeseburger salad. It’s amazing
I made quick pickled red onions today and I’m so excited for the tacos and sandwiches I have planned for the rest of the week! Definitely a game changer! Will try your house sauce – sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing!
My bf is OBSESSED with those onions so we always have a jar of them (he just leaves the empty jar on the counter now to let me know he needs more). I also have the house sauce fairly often bc we use it so much (I like it on my roast beef sandwiches). I prefer creamy dressings so we usually have one of those. I also normally make a batch of caramelized onions and roasted garlic each week to throw in things.
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what a great set of ingredients to have on hand, especially your pickled onion recipe, so thank you, much appreciated!
Looks damn tasty. I am loving it. Your articles are really awesome and cool to be frank. it makes me crave and make my mouth water! Keep sharing much more cool content often. Cheers to you
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I made house sauce yesterday… oh my goodness, so delicious! Thank you for sharing! I’m excited to try these other recipes.
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Do you leave all the liquid in the onions when you Store in the fridge? Loved them and the honey crisp apple salad!
yes! always leave them in the liquid!
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How long will pickled onions keep in the fridge?
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love this pickled onion recipe!!
I love pickled onions! This recipe was simple and delicious! Made them to go on the smoky chipotle layered taco dip (another amazing recipe) and will be using this recipe for the onions all of the time now. I added some brine from a jar of pickled jalapeños and next time plan to try some crushed red pepper just to add some heat. Thank you!