These Keto Pickled Onions are made with red onion, water, white vinegar, cumin and bay leaves and made in under 5 minutes.
Red pickled onions are an amazing indispensable ingredient to have in your kitchen. I love the bright pink color, and it’s a great addition to most meals, and deliciously crunchy. They go well on sandwiches, tacos, bowls, avocado toast and salads. It serves as an amazing garnish with a great pop of color. I love making a big batch of this stuff since I love using it on most foods. The vinegar taste on the onions are so delicious and really brightens every dish. Making these pickled onions only takes 5 minutes to make and it is amazing.
We are huge fans of pickled onions, especially on Cochinita Pibil, my favorite meat to use on tacos, gorditas or even empanadas. These really help liven up even the most boring dishes!
What will you need
Red Onions: I like using red onions for best taste. It also changes to a nice bright pink color which is the bets garnish.
White vinegar: Best to use white vinegar to pickle onions since it is clear and colorless. You can also use apple cider vinegar, rice vinegar, or red wine vinegar.
Salt: We will add salt to help bring out all the flavors.
Water: I like to add equal parts water and vinegar to have a milder flavor.
Mandolin: For best results, use a mandolin to get finely thin sliced onions. You can also pickle thicker sliced onions - it is up to you and your preference!
Cumin: You can season with whatever you want to add to your brine. I like using cumin or coriander.
Use thicker onions. You do not need to use a mandoline if you prefer thicker slices of onion. They will need to pickle for a longer time, at least twice the amount.
Make it spicy. Feel free to add a habanero or a jalapeno in the brine, or even a pinch of red pepper flakes works.
Make it Mexican. In the Yucatan peninsula, it’s traditional to pickle the onions using Seville oranges insead of vinegar.
How to make Keto Pickled Onions
Add onion, water, vinegar, cumin, salt and bay leaves into a small pot and bring to a simmer for 2-3 minutes on medium heat. Then remove from heat and let it cool. Add into a bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour.Print