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.
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
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 jalapeño peppers."
This set my mouth to watering and I immediately bagged two of them and went off in search of a fresh jar of jalapeños. 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....
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|
|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 jalapeño peppers and fresh ground black pepper.
Toss well to coat and chill for at least an hour – overnight is best.
Serving size: 1/2 cup
|Calories 71||Calories from Fat 30|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 3g||5%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||2%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 10g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
|Vitamin A 0%||Vitamin C 6%|
|Calcium 2%||Iron 1%|
|Vitamin K 2 mcg||Potassium 97 mg|
|Magnesium 7 mg|