Red Onion Salad

Red Onion Salad

The flavonoid known as quercetin contained in red onions assists in reducing the risk of stroke and coronary heart disease if eaten as part of a balanced diet. And when onions are consumed raw it is a significantly better way of increasing your quercetin intake than supplements. This is a salad from southern India which uses fresh ingredients which are fundamentally pickled in vinegar and lemon juice and served on the day with a main meal. You could add a peeled and grated carrot to make the salad sweeter in taste.


Serves 4


1 tbsp malt vinegar

2 green chillies, finely chopped

¼ tsp salt (optional)

a pinch of freshly ground black pepper

the juice of 1 lemon

3 red onions, thinly sliced


Mix the malt vinegar, green chillies, salt, if using, pepper and lemon juice together in a non-metallic bowl.

Put in the onions and mix well.

Serve as part of a main meal.

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  • Green chillies
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  • lemon juice
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  • Malt Vinegar
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  • red onions
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