These sweet and spicy low carb and Keto pickles have less than 1g net carb per serving.
"Smart moms know how kids minds grow upon... Sweet Pickles!"
I've had this jingle stuck in my head all morning as I worked on this recipe for sweet pickles (commercial below).
Sweet Pickles was this children's book subscription service in the 1980's.
The books chronicled a ragtag crew of over-sized animals. Each animal had a terrible character flaw. There was Jealous Jackal, Accusing Alligator, Yakety Yak and of course, their ringleader, Goof-off Goose. Every month their bad behavior got them into some kind of "pickle".
Hence the name.
Like so many things from my childhood, there are elements of Sweet Pickles that would never fly today. Enormous Elephant the over-eating pachyderm? Unlikely. And I don't even know what was going on with X-Rating Xerus (an actual character).
But anyway, pickles.
Here's my recipe for sweet and spicy pickles. Not to be a Smarty Stork, but this might just be the best low carb pickle recipe on the Internet.
Low Carb Keto Sweet & Spicy Pickles
These sweet and spicy low carb pickles have less than 1g net carb per serving.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 5
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 64 1x
- Category: Condiment
- Cuisine: American
- 6 cups sliced cucumbers (about 2 pounds)
- 1 cup sliced onion
- 1 cup sliced red and yellow bell peppers
- 1 ½ cup white vinegar
- 1 cup Swerve or equivalent granulated sweetener
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon mustard seed
- ½ teaspoon celery seed
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
1. Bring the vinegar, sweetener, and spices to a boil.
2. Pour the liquid over the onions and cucumbers in a resealable container.
3. Chill in the refrigerator for 4 days.
- Serving Size: 6 slices
- Calories: 3
- Fat: <1
- Carbohydrates: <1
- Fiber: <1
- Protein: <1
Keywords: Low Carb Pickles, Keto Pickles, Paleo Pickles
If you liked this low carb pickle recipe, then you might like my recipe for pickled eggs.
Marie Smith says
I made this recipe too but sad thing is I ran out of the liquid too and added water to the jar hoping it will help the pickles but I’m concerned what size jars are u using because this recipe doesn’t produce enough for more than one quart jar
When I make this recipe, I use a 2 quart rectangular plastic container and it works out perfectly. If you are short on liquid though, just double the liquid in the recipe.
Be careful with how hot the vinegar solution is if using plastic. It warped my container when I poured in the hot vinegar, the same container I had used for the first batch without a problem. Had to repack into glass jars, reheat the liquid and pour over again.
Added some green grape tomatoes to this last batch and way more onions as they might be our favorite part. Waiting 4 days is hard!
I also was way short on vinegar solution, even with leaving the cup of pepper slices out of the mix. Did two batches and had to pour additional cider vinegar on top to make sure veggies were covered.
I look forward to trying them and appreciate the recipe.
Just made these today and I didn’t have enough liquid to cover the pickles and veggies...wondering what I did wrong? Please advise as really need pickles!!,
It sounds like the container you used is different than mine. Try doubling the liquid in the recipe. If you have leftover liquid, add more cucumbers to fill the container.
Aldana Spinozzi says
I don't get Swerve or equivalent keto granulated sweetener in my country, or they are super expensive, could I use Stevia instead?
Honestly, I never use Stevia. I really, really, really don't like the taste. But it looks like it can be used for making sweet and spicy pickles. Here's a recipe that looks good: https://www.justapinch.com/recipes/salad/other-salad/easy-sugar-free-sweet-and-spicy-pickles.html
Can you water bath and seal containers?
Sure. This pickle recipe is just like any non-diet pickle recipe.
Great pickle recipe! My husband and son loves, loves, loves the added heat! I doubled the recipe and we're almost out. Going to make another batch this weekend.
Thanks for posting!
Yay! Glad they were a hit. I usually have a batch of these in the back of the fridge. It's so nice to have a zero carb snack available whenever you want it.
Sandy Clark says
Wow, these are so easy to make, and are crispy, sweet and a bit spicy. They make a great side to almost anything, or a low cal, sweet snack.
Thanks! I like a firm pickle too.
I’m so glad I found your blog we started on Father’s Day and Keto is working well but you showed pickles I need in a tuna salad recipe so of course I looked at a lot of your stuff and I’ll be using it! Thank you soooo much
Great! Welcome to Keto.
How long can you store these before they go bad?
You can store these pickles in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.
I remember Sweet Pickles. I remember really wanting to see the bus pull up to deliver the books, but sadly, it never did.
Me too. The always just came in the mail. So sad.