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Quick Pickled Onion

Prep time 5 min
Cook time 30 min
Total time 35 min

Prep time 5 min
Cook time 30 min
Total time 35 min


Did you know that apple cider vinegar is a rather magical elixir? It reduces the impact of the carbs in a given meal. 

According to Dr. Jason Fung, “Vinegar lowers the subsequent glucose high after the bread as much as 34%.  Additionally, the insulin spikes are significantly reduced.  Since insulin is a driver of obesity and diabetes, this effect, similar to fiber may be very beneficial over the long term.” As little as 2 teaspoons of vinegar taken directly before (or with) your meal is all it takes to reduce the insulin spike produced by the meal. This is a HUGE reason to start including fermented and pickled foods in your diet and to drink diluted apple cider vinegar before your meals. 

​What a simple and easy way to get and stay lean! Simply adding a serving of these homemade pickled onions, which are made with apple cider vinegar,  will help in your fat-loss journey. 

​It only takes 30 minutes to make a jar full of tangy, pickled onions! I find that pickled onions can be the perfect addition of flavor to balance out many different dishes like salads, tacos, omelets, and many more. What’s great is that this simple, quick recipe makes a whole jar of pickled onions that you can use for a few weeks on whatever your heart desires. 

Serves 20

4 cups sliced red onion

1½ cups apple cider vinegar

½ cup water

¼ cup granular Swerve

2 teaspoons sea salt


Bring 4 cups of water to boil. In a separate pot, combine the vinegar, water, swerve and salt. Bring to a simmer. 


Thinly slice the red onion and place in a mesh strainer over the sink. Slowly and evenly pour the boiling water over the onion slices. Drain thoroughly then transfer the onion slices to a large jar.


Pour the vinegar mixture over the onion slices in the jar. Secure the lid and chill until you're ready to use. Enjoy!

Quick Tip

​Here’s an easy fat-loss habit that I use daily: Skip breakfast and then drink a cup of sparkling water mixed with 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar right before you eat your low-carb lunch. This will keep your body in fat-burning mode all morning and will reduce the insulin impact of your lunch!


Calories: 23
Fat: 0g
Carbohydrates: 4g
Sodium: 234mg
Fiber: 0g
Protein: 0g
Sugar: 1g

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