With just a few simple steps, pickled eggs and beets can become a sweet-tart addition to any table.

Eggs, beets, vinegar, sweetener, and onion create the perfect balance of flavors.

These pickled delights are a delicious addition to an appetizer platter, a salad topper, or as a healthy and refreshing snack.

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A Delish Appetizer

  • Pickled beets and eggs are originally a Pennsylvania Dutch recipe made with vinegar, sugar, cloves, and a bay leaf.
  • This recipe is a simplified low-carb version but with the same sweet-tart flavor.
  • Pickled eggs and beets are a bright red color making them a colorful addition to the menu,
  • Add pickled eggs and beets to a meat, cheese, and veggie board with a tangy dip and low-carb crackers.
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Simple Ingredients

Eggs: Choose fresh whole eggs free of cracks. Eggs are freshest when they sink to the bottom of a glass of water and lay on their sides. Floating or bobbing eggs aren’t as fresh but can be used in other recipes.

Beets: Canned beets make this recipe a breeze! Don’t drain the liquid as it’s needed to make the brine in Step 4.

Onions: Red onions add natural sweetness to pickled veggies, but you may also try pearl onions instead (boil them until tender first).

Brine: White vinegar is best for this recipe. Apple cider vinegar can be used in a pinch and, since it’s sweeter than white vinegar, you can use less sweetener. Use your favorite sugar-free substitutes like Swerve or monk fruit.


Fresh herbs infuse new flavors into pickled eggs and beets like dill, rosemary, thyme, or oregano.

Peppercorns of any color will also impart a slightly peppery taste to the brine.

How to Make Pickled Eggs and Beets

  1. Hard boil eggs and peel (per recipe below).
  2. Place peeled eggs and beets in a quart-sized jar.
  3. Bring the beet juice, vinegar, water, sweetener, and sliced red onions to a boil for one minute.
  4. Pour hot brine over eggs and beets.
  5. Cover and chill overnight.
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Recipe Tips

  • Don’t overcook the eggs in order to keep them tender. Refer to this recipe for perfectly cooked hardboiled eggs.
  • Be sure the sweetener is fully dissolved during the boiling process.
  • The jar should be cool or at room temperature before sealing or pressure will build up once sealed.
  • Pickled beets and eggs should be refrigerated. They will last up to 4 months in the refrigerator. Avoid keeping them out for over two hours as they may develop botulism.

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Pickled Eggs and Beets

Anyone can make these sweet and tart pickled eggs and beets!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Author Holly


  • 8 large eggs
  • 15 ounces sliced beets canned, with liquid
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup low carb sweetener such as swerve
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced sweet onion


  • Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring the water to a rolling boil and immediately cover and remove from heat. Let eggs stand in hot water for 17 minutes.
  • Transfer the eggs to an ice bath for 5 minutes. Peel the eggs under running cold water.
  • Place the eggs and beets in a large 1 quart jar, reserving the liquid from the beets for the brine.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine the juices from the beets, vinegar, water, sweetener, and onion. Bring to a boil over medium high heat and boil for 1 minute.
  • Pour over eggs and beets.
  • Cover and chill overnight.


  • Don’t overcook the eggs. Refer to this recipe for perfect hardboiled eggs.
  • The jar should be cool or at room temperature before sealing or pressure will build up once sealed.
  • Pickled beets and eggs should be kept refrigerated to prevent botulism. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 187mg | Sodium: 142mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 286IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American

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