Sunday, March 18, 2012

How To: Take the BITE out of Raw Red Onions

Find yourself eating a lot of raw red onions? I know I sure do - mostly in salads. They are sweeter than white and yellow onions and in my opinion... prettier. Thats riiiiight.

But what I don't like about them is that they are called red onions, but in fact they are PURPLE. Make up your mind foo!!!

No seriously what I don't like about them is sometimes they are uber strong and have quite the bite to them. Then they overpower any salad I put them in and I have the unfortunate onion breath for the rest of the day.

So here is my little trick on how to take them down a notch:

How To Take the Bite out of Raw Red Onions

Chop your onion to how you like it.

Place in cold water for approximately 10 minutes.


Bite reduced. Flavour remains.

Salad it up.


  1. This post made me laugh :) Great tip! I also find that if I eat a salad with a balsamic or other acidic dressing the onions don't have quite as much of a "bite."

    1. haha thanks! interesting about the dressing, I never paid attention to that! But makes so much sense ;)

  2. I love red onions and your tip! Not a big fan of having onion breath all day either.

  3. This is such a good idea. I never have liked purple onion very much but I think this would really help!


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