Lime Marinated Onion Salad

By Fruits & Veggies - More Matters
A delicious and exciting salad to serve with Southwestern foods.

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  • Prep Time: 30 minutes or less


Serves: 8
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 1/2
Think Variety; Think Color: White, Green


  • 1 1/2 lbs. large onions
  • 2 Tbsp. grated lime peel
  • 8-9 limes, to yield 3/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 cup packed, chopped cilantro leaves
  • salt (optional)


Peel onions, cut in half and slice thin. Place in large non-metal bowl. 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 **. When ready to serve, toss again, adding chopped cilantro and salt, if desired. Serve chilled.


*Optional ingredients are not included in dietary analysis.

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


Each serving provides: An excellent source of vitamin C.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    59
  • Carbohydrates:    11g
  • Total Fat:    1.9g
  • Cholesterol:    0mg
  • Saturated Fat:   0.3g
  • Dietary Fiber:    1g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    26%
  • Sodium:    3 mg
  • Protein:    1g
  • Recipe Credit
  • Recipe courtesy of Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH). This recipe meets PBH and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.



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