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Fiesta Onions

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Handed down from my mother. This is a great salad for onion lovers and even those who don't care much for onions. I always get requests for this recipe. I prefer served at room temperature, but it holds well in the fridge a couple of days. Goes with any meal."
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5 h 10 m servings 208
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Combine vinegar and water in a large bowl. Whisk sugar into the vinegar mixture until dissolved. Add onion slices and marinate at least 3 hours; drain.
  2. Whisk mayonnaise, celery seed, salt, and pepper together in a separate bowl; add to drained onion slices and fold to coat. Marinate at least 2 hours before serving.


  • Nutrition:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 208 calories; 13.3 22.5 1.1 6 98 Full nutrition

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This side dish recipe is a keeper, my family loved it! I got this recipe out of a cookbook my Auntie had, Auntie made it for Christmas dinner... I just had to have that recipe lol

Grew up eating this with a fried fish meal. The only difference from my mother's recipe is the use of poppy seeds instead of celery seed. I use either red onions, or vidalia. Love it as a nice ...