This is a great, quick onion salad that I often make to use up those half onions remaining from another dish. It retains the onion’s bite yet softens its intensity. It is such a perfect accompaniment to Indian curries too.
Would you believe that I first made this in 1998? It is also cross posted as part of the retro recipes on our sister site, Heat in The Kitchen.
Are you looking for Onion Salad recipes? Try Onion Strings Pickled Salad, Caramelised Onion Salad with Bitter Greens and Pine Nuts, and Cucumber and Red Onion Salad with Mustard, and Battered Onion Rings.
Sweet Onion Salad with Coriander Spice
5 white or red onions, peeled and sliced very thinly
2 Tblspn coriander seed
salt and freshly ground black pepper
6 Tblspn extra virgin olive oil
Pour very hot – boiling water over the onions and let sit for 2 – 3 minutes only. This removes the ‘bite’ of the onions without removing the raw onion taste(sitting longer removes more of the onion’s bite).
Crush the coriander seeds roughly in a mortar and pestle.
Drain the onions very well. Mix the onions with the crushed coriander seeds, salt, black pepper and olive oil.
Cover and stand for 30 minutes.
Enjoy! What a great way to use up left over onions.