Serving Size:
1/4 cup

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein
  • Vegetarian


  • 1 large red onion
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  1. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced onions and drain.
  2. Place onion slices and 2 whole cloves (optional) into 1 large or 2 small glass jars.
  3. In a saucepan mix the vinegar, lime juice and sugar and simmer until sugar is dissolved. Pour mixture over onions in the glass jars and seal. 

Helpful hints

  • Try Pickled Red Onions on fish tacos or hamburgers.
  • Refrigerate pickled onions until ready to serve. Keeps for 3 weeks in the refrigerator. 

Nutrients per serving

Calories 64

Protein 0 g

Carbohydrates 16 g

Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 2 mg

Potassium 46 mg

Phosphorus 9 mg

Calcium 8 mg

Fiber 0.4 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 1/4 vegetable, low potassium
  • 1/2 high calorie

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