Saturday, August 25, 2018

Red Onion Salad With Lime Juice

Red Onion Salad
Red Onion Salad, though simple, is quite delicious served as a side salad or as a topping for other salads, sandwiches, soups, stews, and main dishes in many cuisines - Indian, Middle Eastern, Latin American, etc. The lime juice, chile and the herbs bring a burst of fresh flavor to every bite.

We love this as a condiment to most meals. Although limes are the citrus fruits of choice (key limes as well as other limes are equally delicious), lemons work fine also. If red onions are not handy, other kinds may be used which then will be simply "Onion Salad" :-).

Variation: If tomatoes are added, then we have Red Onion & Tomato Salad! Stir in two thinly sliced tomatoes. Adjust the amounts of lime juice, chile, cilantro, and the seasonings if tomatoes are added.


1 medium Red Onion, finely sliced/slivered
1 Red Bell Pepper, very thinly sliced
1 hot Red or Green chile (serrano or jalapeƱo), cored and sliced thinly
2-4 Tbsp fresh Cilantro, finely chopped
Juice of 1 Lime/Lemon, or to taste
Salt and freshly ground Pepper to taste

Red Onion Salad

Slice or cut into slivers the onion very finely; a sharp knife, mandolin or a slicer comes in very handy for this.

Put the onion in a bowl, cover with a pinch of salt and ice water and let rest for 5 minutes. Drain thoroughly. Soaking in the ice water removes the sharpness or bitterness of the onions and renders them mellow.

Assemble the salad: In a bowl combine the driained onion with the rest of the ingredients adding lime/lemon juice to taste; mix well. Serve immediately or reserve up to an hour or two in the fridge.

Red Onion Salad is best eaten fresh but is still tasty enough chilled in the fridge for another day or two if there are leftovers.



Robert Boyer said...

Hello seem to be very knowledgable about veggie recipes and cuisine history etc.....its so nice to watch videos of all the different veggie cooks as they are both entertaining, educational and can be inspirational. Do you have a youtube video channel devoted to your own veggie recipe videos? If yes I would like to include it at Swamis World with others...check my website to see an example of what is currently offered. - Jai Guru - Robert

Geetha said...

Hello Robert, Thank you for your comment. Thank you for your generous offter to include videos but I don't have a channel nor any videos. All the best in your endeavors and your website. ~ Geetha