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Paleo & Vegan French Fried Onions

These Paleo & Vegan French Fried Onions are so much healthier and tastier than the store bought version, and you’ll love how crispy they are on casseroles or even on their own!

Paleo Vegan French Fried Onions

While I love all the holiday casseroles, I’ve been going without French fried onions in the recent years because they are not really an option for those of us who are gluten free and try to avoid processed foods. When I looked up the ingredients for them, this is what I found:

Onions, Palm Oil, Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Soy Flour, Salt and Dextrose.

Yikes. It’s just a lot of unnecessary ingredients I’d rather not put in my body. However, I do love these crunchy onions as a topping for so many of my dishes, so I decided to make my own cleaner version. These Paleo & Vegan French Fried Onions turned out to be surprisingly easy and super duper addicting and delicious!

Paleo Vegan French Fried Onions

The best part is that these take less than 30 minutes to make. I sure do appreciate simple and easy recipes, especially when I’m hosting a holiday dinner and I have 12 things I need to cook at the same time.

You can use these Paleo & Vegan French Fried Onions to top on casseroles, soups, salads, baked potatoes, or just on their own. They are essentially fried onion rings, so I ate half of these dipped in my homemade paleo ketchup. I had to portion it out because I couldn’t stop eating them!

If you are missing the crunch factor on your holiday dishes or any savory recipe, I recommend you try this French fried onions. I promise, you won’t regret it!

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Paleo Vegan French Fried Onions

Paleo & Vegan French Fried Onions

Course: Condiment
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Author: Jean Choi

These Paleo & Vegan French Fried Onions are so much healthier and tastier than the store bought version, and you'll love how crispy they are on casseroles or even on their own!

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place sliced onion in a wide shallow bowl, and pour coconut milk and apple cider vinegar over it. 

  2. Toss a few times to coat, then let it sit for 10 minutes.

  3. Prepare a separate bowl with tapioca starch, coconut flour, and sea salt. Mix to combine.

  4. Pour your choice of cooking oil in a large skillet until the oil is about 1 inch deep, and heat over medium high heat. Prepare a large dish with 2-3 layers of paper towels.

  5. Use a tong or a fork to transfer a handful of onions from the coconut milk, then to the flour mixture. 

  6. Coat and dust off excess flour, then fry in the skillet for 30 seconds on each side, or until crispy and golden brown.

  7. Transfer to the paper towel lined dish. Repeat this process until you fry all the onions, adding more oil to the skillet as needed.

  8. Use right away on casseroles or eat them on their own with a side of ketchup!

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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!

quick pickled onions paleo vegan

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!

quick pickled onions paleo vegan

quick pickled onions paleo vegan

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!

quick pickled onions paleo vegan

quick pickled onions paleo vegan

The Easiest Quick Pickled Onions

Course: Condiment
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 3 minutes
Author: Jean Choi

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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Ingredients

Instructions

  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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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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Caramelized Onion Bacon Dip

Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Author: Jean Choi
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 2 slices thick cut bacon, chopped
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • Fresh cracked peppers, to taste
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 1/2 cup paleo mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne (optional)
  • Chopped green onions, for garnish.

Instructions

  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