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Sweet and Spicy Pickled Red Onions (Sugar-free)

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Sweet and spicy pickled red onions, ready in just 15 minutes and no sugar recipe These pickled red onions taste great with a little crunch
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 16 servings
Calories 6 kcal

Equipment

  • Pint jar

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 red onion thinly sliced
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup distilled white vinegar substitute with wine vinegar or ACV
  • 4 garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes adjust as per taste
  • 2.5 tablespoon monkfruit use any sugar free susbtitue
  • 2.5 teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • slice onions as thin as possible so that they can absorb pickling liquid. Transfer these sliced onions to a jar. 
    transferring sliced onions in a pint jar
  • In a saucepan add water, vinegar, salt, monk fruit, and heat enough until the monk fruit is dissolved. Pour it into the jar filled with sliced onion, chili flakes & garlic pods.
    Let it come at room temperature.
    add vinegar, salt, water and monk fruit in a sauce pan
  • Once cool down, close the lid. Refrigerate it for 30 mins before serving.
    brine is boiled and ready to transfer in onions filled jar

Notes

Tips
  • If you like to have mild spicy then use black peppercorn in place of chili flakes. Other flavors could be a bay leaf, star anise, and any fresh herbs.
  • The same recipe will work for other onions variety as well.
  • If distilled white vinegar is not available then replace it with apple cider vinegar, wine vinegar, or simple lemon juice. Flavors may change depending on the vinegar used each time.

Nutrition

Calories: 6kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 367mgPotassium: 16mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 37IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg
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