Pickled Onions in Beet Juice
Pickled Onions in Beet Juice that can be used to bring some acidity and an earthy flavor to various dishes!
It works for salads, sandwiches, appetizers, charcuterie boards, and anything else you could think of!
Pickled onions are very popular in Ukraine, we eat them with herring, potatoes, and pickled mushrooms.
Because there are a lot of them in Ukraine, many families have their own recipes. This version is made with shallots, but it can be done with other red onion types.
Halve, trim, peel, and separate the petals of 3 shallots
Place the shallots inside a glass jar with a lid
Trim and peel 1 large red beet, and roughly cut it into smaller pieces
Blend the beet with ½ cup of water until a concentrated juice is extracted. Sieve the juice and add water to obtain 300 ml of beet juice, if needed
Add 100 ml of apple cider vinegar to a saucepan
Add the beet juice and 1 cup of sugar
Bring it to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar has dissolved
Cover the shallots with the warm beet marinade
Put the lid on and let it sit for a couple of hours before using it. The pickled onions in beet juice are ready
Yield 1½ cup
Large Red Beet1
Apple Cider Vinegar100 ml