Making your own condiments is surprisingly simple and easy - these two take 5-10 minutes active time each and last for weeks in the fridge (if you don't eat them first). Plus, there's nothing like the satisfaction and tastes of homemade.
Feel Good About Your Food: Onions are cleansing and detoxing for the body, alkalizing, and boosting for your immune system, especially RAW.
Be aware though - cut onions - when not preserved readily attract bacteria. DO NOT cut and save parts of onions. Use or toss.
Pickled Red Onions
1 red onion
red wine vinegar
Cut ends off onion, slice in half, remove peel.
With cut side down, using a sharp knife, slice onion as thinly as possible, keeping your fingers curled under and safe.
Transfer onions to a non-metal/reactive bowl.
Use your hands to churn and mix everything. They might feel a little slimy (this is totally normal).
Allow onions to sit for about 10 minutes - you will notice they soften quite a bit.
Taste one and add more vinegar, lemon or salt if you'd like.
When they taste good, stick them in a jar and eat as you'd like.
Try these onions on everything from salads to cooked greens to crackers and sliced cheddar cheese!