Pickles are one of my favourite condiments. I LOVE all sorts of pickles and these keto bread and butter pickles are really easy to make. I love to put them on cheese and crackers or on top of hot dogs and burgers. We like to have a jar of these in the fridge, so we always have some on hand. We even served these for lunch when family came to visit and my brother loved them and asked for the recipe.
Pickles on keto
It can be really hard to find pickles at the supermarket with clean ingredients. Ceres organic pickles have long been my go to from the supermarket. They can be found in the health section of Woolworths. We have also found that Costco have a couple of great dill pickle options.
If you prefer a sweet pickle like these bread and butter pickles, we definitely recommend making your own using sweetener instead of sugar. We are yet to find a sweeter style pickle in the supermarket that uses sweetener. Luckily these keto bread and butter pickles are really easy to make.
Bread & Butter pickles?
Bread and butter pickles are usually a much sweeter style of pickle which are traditionally pickled with a mixture of vinegar, sugar and spices. To make this version sugar free, so it is more keto-friendly, we have substituted the sugar for a granulated sweetener. Our version of bread and nutter pickles is so close to the original ones we have tried before that I am not sure you could tell the difference!
Due to the sweetness these pickles are the perfect compliment to cheese, cold meats, burgers and hot dogs! We love to enjoy some of these pickles with some cheddar cheese on a seed cracker for a quick and tasty snack. They are also delicious mixed in with your tuna and mayo or boiled egg and mayo, or with some sliced leg ham.
finding some great keto condiments that you have can in the fridge and pantry are going to help make your keto and low carb lifestyle sustainable. We are very lucky in Australia now to have some great options that you can find either in the local supermarkets or at online stores like low carb emporium or iherb.
These are some of our go to condiments that we always have stocked in the fridge or pantry.
Another great option is making your own condiments so that you can control the ingredients that go into them. Until we began our keto journey we had no idea how much sugar and vegetable oil we were consuming in just our condiments alone.
Check out some of our favourite recipes for making our own condiments below:
- To sterilise your jar you can rinse it in boiling water, heat it in the oven or even use the dishwasher hot rinse cycle.
- These bread and butter pickles would be a lovely homemade gift for your family or friends, I know Erika’s Dad would love these!
- If you are using a fine salt, not sea salt flakes, then I would use less so as not to over salt it.
- We love to serve these keto bread and butter pickles with some sliced cheese on seed crackers.
- If you finely chop these pickles they make a great addition to salads as well as tuna and mayo or mashed eggs with mayo.
- We love to add these pickles to our bunless burgers and hot dogs.
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Keto bread and butter pickles
These keto bread and butter pickles are the perfect condiment addition to your fridge! They add some delicious tang and sweetness to your meal and we love to have them with our bunless burgers and hot dogs. We find having some tasty keto-friendly sauces and condiments on hand can really help with adding a quick flavour hit to your standard old meat and veg meals.
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- 3 Lebanese cucumbers, thinly sliced
- 1 brown onion, thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp sea salt flakes
- 1½ cup white vinegar
- ¼ cup granulated sweetener
- 1 tsp fennel seeds
- ½ tsp crushed black pepper
- ¼ tsp ground turmeric
- ¼ tsp dried chilli flakes (optional)
- Clean and sterilise a jar for your pickles
- Place the sliced cucumbers, onions and sea salt in a colander and toss to combine. Sit the colander over a bowl and leave for 2 hours for the moisture to start to come out
- Once the cucumbers have been sitting for 2 hours, start on the pickling liquid
- Place all the ingredients for the pickling liquid in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes to bring all the ingredients together and dissolve the sweetener
- While the mixture is simmering, squeeze as much liquid as possible out of the cucumbers and pack them into the sterilised jar
- Once all the cucumber and onion mixture is in the jar, pour over the pickling liquid. Seal the jar and allow it to cool down
- Store in the fridge for at least 24 hours prior to eating