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The Easiest Quick Pickled Onions (Paleo, Vegan)

Quick pickled onions are the best condiment when you need something tangy and crunchy at the last minute. Takes less than 5 minutes to put together!

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I debated whether I should post this quick pickled onions recipe or not because it’s just so stupid easy. I thought maybe I should just do an Instagram post with the instructions on how to make it, but I figured I should have a page I can point to people easily when they ask me for the recipe.

So here it is. I’ve been putting these on pretty much everything for the past several weeks. Tacos, open faced sandwiches, sausages, salads, you name it. The crunchiness and the tanginess of the onions just boosts the flavors of anything you put them on. Best of all, it literally took me 3 minutes to put everything together, and the rest is just waiting for the onions to pickle. Anyone can do it!

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Of course, I always prefer real lacto-fermented vegetables over quick pickled ones, because of all their probiotic benefits, but sometimes, you just don’t have the time for that. Growing up in a Korean household, we would always have kimchi on the side of everything, so having a tangy condiment with every meal is now so comforting to me.

Before you ask, I’m actually not sure how long this lasts in the fridge. I’ve had mine for about 3 weeks now, and it still looks and tastes awesome. But then again, quick pickled onions are one of those things that just gets better the longer it sits, so use your best judgement! I’m one of those people that eat food way past their expiration date as long as they look and smell fine. And hey, I’m still alive and well.

Since Father’s Day is this weekend, I hope you make this quick pickled onions to put on all the yummy grilled foods. Let me know what you enjoyed it on!

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The Easiest Quick Pickled Onions
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  1. In a quart-sized jar, pour in apple cider vinegar and coconut aminos or tamari sauce.
  2. Add the sliced onions.
  3. Pour in filtered water until the onion slices are completely submerged.
  4. Close the lid and shake it a few times so the liquids are mixed together.
  5. Leave it at room temperature for an hour.
  6. Store in the refrigerator.

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Quick Pickled Onions (Paleo, Vegan, Whole30, AIP)

Caramelized Onion Bacon Dip

caramelized onion bacon dipSo I hear Super Bowl’s this Sunday??? I really do like to watch football, but I don’t care for either of the teams playing this year. But it’s okay. I still love game day food, Super Bowl commercials, and the half time show so I will keep myself entertained during the game.

Speaking of game day food, I’ve got a good one for you today (Steve Harvey style). After wings, dips are my favorite thing to eat while watching a game. Well, maybe I love nachos more, but aren’t nachos the same thing as dips? Instead of dipping chips or veggies into the dip, you lay down the chips first and pour the dip part over everything. Just a thought. This is what happens when I start writing a blog post without a plan. Back to the recipe…

caramelized onion bacon dip

caramelized onion bacon dip

The combination of bacon and caramelized onion is hard to beat in this dip. And it’s dairy free! I doubt you’ll notice though. It’s just as creamy as any dairy filled dip I’ve ever tasted. So if you are thinking of what to make for Sunday that go beautifully with your cheap beer, I highly recommend this ooey gooey and highly addictive caramelized onion bacon dip. With that name, it really can’t go wrong.

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  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • 2 slices thick cut bacon, chopped
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • Fresh cracked peppers, to taste
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • ½ cup paleo mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp cayenne (optional)
  • Chopped green onions, for garnish.
  1. Soak cashews for at least 1 hour.
  2. Heat a pan to medium high heat
  3. Cook chopped bacon on the pan until they are brown and crispy.
  4. Remove the bacon bits with a slotted spoon and set aside, leaving the bacon grease in the pan.
  5. Add the onions into the pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  6. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook stirring occasionally for 20 minutes until the onions are caramelized. Remove from heat.
  7. Drain the cashews and place in a food processor.
  8. Add mayo, nutritional yeast, raw apple cider vinegar, onion powder, crushed red pepper, salt, and cayenne (optional) in the food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
  9. Place in a bowl, then add bacon bits and caramelized onions and mix well.
  10. Sprinkle with green onions. Serve with chips and/or sliced vegetables.

Caramelized Onion Bacon Dip - Paleo Dairy Free Whole30