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.
What makes these keto pickled red onions different?
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 instead of sugar, it’s completely keto friendly.
Pickled red onions: the perfect keto condiment
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.
How should you use these low carb pickled red onions?
I think the reason I love these low carb 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. I have been putting 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.
How long do low carb pickled red onions last?
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.
Check out some of my other favorite low carb condiments:
- Pickled Jalapeños
- Keto Creamy Chive Blue Cheese Dressing
- Low Carb Taco Seasoning
- 2 Minute Paleo Avocado Oil Mayo
- New Orleans Style Briny Olive Salad
- Keto Creamy Avocado Ranch
- Keto Russian Dressing
- Dairy Free Keto Ranch Dressing
Pickled Red Onions
The perfect blend of sweet, sour, and salty. I love to put these onions on everything from my morning eggs, to my lunch time salad, to the top of my steak for dinner.
- Prep Time: 15 Minutes
- Cook Time: 5 Minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 20 Servings 1x
- 1 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 cup apple cider vinegar (I use this brand)
- 2 tablespoons granular erythritol, more to taste (I use this brand)
- 1 teaspoons sea salt
- 2 medium red onions, thinly sliced
- 6 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves (I use these organic seasonings)
- Pinch of red pepper flakes
- In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, erythritol, and salt. Bring to a light boil, stirring until the erythritol and salt are dissolved.
- Put the onions, garlic, oregano and red pepper flakes into a 32 ounce mason jar.
- Pour the liquid over top, submerging the onions and mixing in the oregano and red pepper flakes.
- Let the jar sit on the counter for 1 hour, cap and then refrigerate. (I’ve switched to these caps)
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months. You can eat them after 2 hours, but they just get better and better the longer they are in the fridge.
- Serving Size: 5 to 6 slices
- Calories: 10
- Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 1.5g
- Fiber: 0.2g
- Protein: 0.2g
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