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vegan red onion jam on crackers and cheese

Red Onion Jam

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  • Author: Georgia @ Full of Beans
  • Category: condiment
  • Diet: Vegan


This easy vegan red onion jam is a delightful and versatile condiment that can take a sandwich from ordinary to extraordinary.

It also can be an unexpected player alongside roasted vegetables, in grilled cheese sandwiches, or on a charcuterie board.

Let’s celebrate red onions with this delicious Red Onion Jam!


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  • 2 Tbs neutral oil
  • 2 pounds organic red onions, peeled, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup red wine (I like a shiraz)
  • 1/3 cup organic white sugar
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat oil in a deep skillet or large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. When shimmering, add onions and cook until softened, about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally
  3. Add in the wine, sugar, vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  4. Stir well to combine and bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to low.
  5. Let it simmer for one hour, stirring occasionally. The liquid will thicken in the pan a little but will become much thicker once the jam has cooled.
  6. Transfer to an airtight container or mason jar and refrigerate.

The yield is approximately 2 cups. It will keep in the refrigerator for about 3-4 weeks.


This Red Onion Jam pairs beautifully with roasted veggies, on top of baked potatoes, in grilled cheese sandwiches, or on crackers with herb cheese. We suggest our delcious dairy-free Soft Herb Cheese: