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This onion salad is a great cold snack on a hot summer day!




  • 1-1/2 pounds large, sweet onionsMarinated onion salad served on a red plate.
  • 2 tablespoons grated lime peel
  • 3/4 cup fresh lime juice (8 to 9 fresh limes)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup packed, chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional


  1. Peel onions, cut in half and slice thin. Place in large non-metal bowl.

  2. Grate peel from limes. Juice limes.

  3. Mix peel, juice, garlic, oil and pepper and add to onion slices in bowl. Mix well, cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes and up to 24 hours.

  4. When ready to serve, toss again, adding chopped cilantro and salt, if desired. Serve chilled. 

Serves 8. 


Nutrition Facts (with salt)  
Servings Per Recipe: 8  
Amounts Per Serving  
Calories: 52  
  % Daily Value
Total Fat: 2 g 3%
Saturated Fat: Trace Amounts 1%
Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
Sodium: 136 mg 6%
Carbohydrate: 9 g 3%
Dietary Fiber: 2 g 7%
Protein: 1 g 2%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 23%
Folacin 4%
Calcium 2%
Iron 1%
Potassium 4%

*The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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