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Spicy Pickled Onions

Super easy and flavorful Spicy Pickled Onions make a great addition to your favorite dishes! Naturally gluten-free and vegan. Refined sugar-free, too!
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Course: Condiments, Sides
Cuisine: American, British, Mexican
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Low Lactose, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Kristen Wood



  • Add sliced onions, garlic, peppercorns and red chili flakes to a clean jar.
  • On the stovetop, warm vinegar, water, salt and sugar until all is dissolved.
  • Pour the vinegar mixture over the onions in the jar. Gently press the onions to ensure they are covered.
  • Let come to room temperature then place the lid on the jar and keep stored in the refrigerator until ready to use.


Please refer to the TIPS section above in the post for valuable information.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 14kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Sodium: 272mg | Sugar: 2g


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