Marinated Onions


If vegetables could be superstars, onions would definitely be one of them. They are endlessly versatile and boasts an impressive host of health benefits.

They might have the tendency to leave you with a few tears but luckily, they will ‘wipe’ away a ton of other problems if consumed daily. The potent onion is loaded with vitamin C, folate, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. 

Onions are a rich source of fiber and prebiotics, which are necessary for optimal gut health. This is exactly why I encourage people to eat more onions.

Prebiotics are the foods that feed the probiotic bacteria in your gut. You know those fibers that your body can’t digest but your gut bacteria loves? These fibers are all prebiotics. In addition to feeding your body and your cells, you also need to feed the bugs in your gut so they can produce all of those great byproducts our body needs, like short-chain fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals.

Hopefully this is enough reason for you to try this Marinated Onion recipe.

They are guaranteed to turn any mixed salad into a star dish, they add a ton of flavor, and the marinate doubles up as a delicious dressing. Super easy to prepare and you can easily store them in the fridge for a few days.

Kitchen Notes:

  • Delicious with salads, pizza, or most savory dishes.
  • Best served at room temperature.

You’ll need:

  • 1 big red onion or two smaller ones (2 cups sliced)
  • 120ml olive oil
  • 60 ml balsamic vinegar
  • 15ml honey
  • salt and pepper

Let’s get started:

  1. Peel onions and then use a mandolin or chef’s knife to slice the onions into paper-thin slices. 
  2. For the marinate combine vinegar, oil, honey, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  3. Cover the sliced onions with marinate.
  4. Seal in a tightly covered container and chill until ready to use. Mason jars work great.

Tried this recipe? Please share your experience, variations or results in the comments below!

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