Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Life is like an onion: You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep."
-Carl Sandburg, Poet

The refrigerator light goes on...

This recipe is credited to Mr. Tarnier. He works in the produce department of one of my local shops. He held up a lovely sweet red onion and sold me on it one day when I was simply browsing about. He said, "these Italian sweet red onions are fantastic, you should buy some." I really wasn't all that interested and then he said, "Make them like we do in my country - Peruvian style." I asked him how this would be and he said, "slice the onions, a little salt, a little oil, a little sugar and a little bit of the liquid from a jar of jalapeņo peppers."

This set my mouth to watering and I immediately bagged two of them and went off in search of a fresh jar of jalapeņos. The maple syrup is my variation because I feel this gives it a slightly savory flavor.

Do keep in mind that even though this uses sweet red onions it may not be for the faint of heart. This is still an onion salad, after all....


Onion Salad Tarnier

Servings: 4 | Serving size: abour 1/2 cup

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2,3.

Keeps well for about 72 hours in the fridge.

2 medium sweet red onions
1 Tbsp olive oil
4 tsp pure maple syrup
1/4 tsp salt
4 tsp liquid from jar of sliced jalapeno peppers
fresh ground black pepper

Peel the onions and slice as thin as possible. A mandoline works especially well here.

Combine the sliced onions with olive oil, maple syrup, salt, the liquid from the jalapeņo peppers and fresh ground black pepper.

Toss well to coat and chill for at least an hour - overnight is best.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/2 cup

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 71 Calories from Fat 30
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3g 5%
    Saturated Fat 0g 2%
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 148mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
    Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 2% Iron 1%
Vitamin K 2 mcg Potassium 97 mg
Magnesium 7 mg