These keto pickled red onions are super easy to make and add a lot of flavor to anything you add them to. I put them on salads, protein bowls, eggs, anything! In fact, I look for excuses to add them to my meal.
How to Make Pickled Red Onions
Pickled red onions are the best: tangy, vinegar, pickled goodness with just a bit of sweetness, adding a little color and crunch to every meal. Typically, pickled red onions are made with sugar. Because this low carb pickled red onion recipe uses erythritol / monkfruit instead of sugar, it's completely keto friendly.
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The Best Pickled Red Onion Recipe
I'm not sure when I first had pickle red onions, but I can tell you exactly when I fell in love with them. Back in January, during my Craveable Keto book tour, I was making a lot of trips to various Whole Foods salad bars. They have the biggest and best salad bars around, and the best thing about them, is that every single prepared item on the salad bar lists every single ingredient, so you always know exactly what you are getting. Almost every one I went to had pickled onions and I was piling them on all my salads. They were so good, BUT, they had sugar in them. I knew that as soon as the tour was over and I was home and back in the kitchen, that I wanted to make my own low carb pickled red onion recipe.
I think the reason I love these whole30 pickled red onions so much is that they have the perfect balance of bitterness from the red onion, sweetness from the erythritol, and acidity from the vinegars. When you put those three things together, you have a match made in heaven. To make them Whole30 compliant, simply omit the sweetener. I put them on everything - salads, lunch bowls, tacos, steak, eggs, etc. I am actually guilty of building an entire meal around whether or not it would go good with these pickled red onions.
Only as long as it takes to eat them! Seriously, another thing I really like about my keto pickled red onion recipe is that they will keep in the refrigerator for at least a couple of months... if you can make them last that long, that is. Just store them right in the mason jar you made them in. I have swapped out all my metal mason jar lids, for these reusable plastic lids. They are so much easier to clean, and then I can avoid the ring of rust from the metal lids. And since I store everything in mason jars, they come in really handy.
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