Looking for something to jazz up your next burger meal?  Maybe you need a little special touch to your barbeque burger or as a topping to a vegetarian meat loaf?  These Pickled Red Onions might be just what your family craves!Pickled Red Onions #4

Pickling is a process that has been used since earliest history.  Essentially, it uses anaerobic fermentation in brine or vinegar to preserve food.  The resulting food can be stored for great lengths of time and the flavor will continue to develop.

Many natural health practitioners believe that these fermented foods actually aid digestion and are a healthy addition to our diets.  Fermented foods act as detoxifiers for our digestive system and contain more probiotics than most probiotic supplements.  These super-foods can actually help heal digestive issues and then help maintain a healthy, well regulated digestive system.

Some physicians believe that including fermented vegetables in your daily diet can actually assist your immune system in fighting debilitating diseases such as cancer and multiple sclerosis.

Dr. Mercola on Fermented Foods. 

Dr. Mercola on Fermenting Veggies

Pickled Red Onions

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 10 minutes

Total: 15 minutes

Servings: 10



IngredientsPickled Red Onions Ingredients

  • 1 large red onion
  • ¾ cup fresh lime juice
  • ¾ cup distilled white vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. sugar (optional, but does add flavor)
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • ½ jalapeno pepper





Pickled Red Onions In Process 1



Pickled Red Onions In Process 2




Pickled Red Onions In Process 3Combine fresh squeezed lime juice, jalapeno pepper (seeds removed), vinegar, ½ cup water, sugar, and salt in medium pan. Bring to boil. Heat until sugar is dissolved.

  1. Remove mixture from heat and cool for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Put onion slices in medium bowl, add warm mixture from pan, and stir.
  3. Cover mixture with lid and place in refrigerator for at least 4 hours. Stir occasionally!
  4. Serve with your most favorite burger or loaded soft tacos!

Pickled Red Onions #4


Your pickled red onions will be best kept in the refrigerator to avoid advancing the fermentation.

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