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Italian Sweet and Sour Onions

Here is a unique side dish that's made with flavorful ingredients and has the benefit of pairing well with a variety of proteins such as beef or fish.
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Paleo
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 145kcal


  • 1 pound onions small, cipollini or pearl onions, peeled and rinsed
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar


  • Over medium heat, in a saucepan with extra virgin olive oil, cook the onions until they color.
  • Add the white wine and the brandy then let the alcohol evaporate.
  • Add the raisins, salt and pepper.
  • Over low heat, let the onions simmer partially covered for 30 - 45 minutes or until the onions are soft. Move them often so that they don't burn. To check if they are soft, you can prick the onions with a toothpick.
  • Add the vinegar then let it evaporate, about 5 minutes.
  • Keep on cooking the onions until all the liquid has almost evaporated.
  • Serve cold or at room temperature as a side dish to meat or fish dishes.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 151mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5