Light and crunchy recipe for the BEST onion salad that makes for a great side dish especially for grilled meats. Thinly sliced fresh onions tossed in a tangy vinegar dressing and topped with fresh greens.

Homemade onion salad topped with chopped cilantro.

The side salad is especially a must with grilled meat like the chicken thighs, the juicy pork chops, or even salmon.

ONION SALAD-

The ultimate homemade onion salad recipe made with a vinegar dressing and ready in just 5 minutes! Sliced sweet onion tossed with vinegar, salt, pepper, paprika, cayenne, and cilantro.

You can easily adjust the heat of the salad by adding more cayenne pepper or leaving it out completely.

Red onion salad in a black bowl topped with fresh chopped greens and black pepper.

HOW TO MAKE ONION SALAD-

  1. Slice onion– Peel and clean the onion. Thinly slice the onion into thin strands.
  2. Prepare the dressing– In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the dressing.
  3. Combine– Toss the sliced onions with the dressing and top with fresh greens.
  4. Enjoy– Enjoy, friends.
CHEF’S TIP– The secret to making
the best onion salad is cutting the onion into really thin strands.
Sliced onions topped with the seasoning for the dressing in a black bowl.

WHAT TYPE OF ONIONS CAN I USE?

We like to use a sweet white sweet onion, but a purple onion will work just as well.

WHAT HERBS CAN I USE?

You can use your favorite herbs in this salad. We use whatever we have on hand. Fresh dill, parsley or cilantro will all work (or a combination of herbs).

Two bowls of onion salad next to a rag and onion slices.

ENJOY THIS SALAD WITH:

Whenever we serve the salad, even the picky eaters that don’t like the salad load on and enjoy it.

Onion Salad Recipe

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5 from 2 votes
Marinated onions strings with seasonings to make the best onion salad recipe that is ready in just 5 minutes!
Author: Valentina
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Slice onion into rings.
  • Pour vinegar over onions. Add pepper, salt, paprika and Cayenne pepper to taste. Add fresh herbs. Mix everything and serve.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 69kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 160mgPotassium: 215mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 283IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 39mgIron: 1mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)