Lime Marinated Onion Salad

A delicious and exciting salad to serve with Southwestern foods.

Preparation time: 30 minutes or less

Servings: 4 (1 cup) servings.

5 A Day servings: 1


1 ½ pounds large onions
2 tablespoons grated lime peel 8-9 limes, to yield ¾ cup lime juice
1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ teaspoon ground pepper
¼ cup packed, chopped cilantro leaves
salt (optional)


  1. Peel onions, cut in half and slice thin. Place in large non-metal bowl.
  2. Grate peel from limes and juice. Mix peel, juice, garlic, oil, and pepper and add to onion slices. Mix well, cover and place in refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes *.
  3. When ready to serve, toss again, adding chopped cilantro and salt, if desired. Serve chilled.

* May be made ahead and chilled up to 24 hours before using.

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