Total Time
12hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 hrs

I ate this salad at a barbecue in 1975 whilst working in Saudi Arabia, It doesn't taste like onions! The recipe was given to me by the american housewife who was hosting the barbecue.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix sugar, salt water and vinegar together, slice the onions and add to the vinegar mixture.
  2. Refrigerate over night.
  3. To the cup of mayonnaise (in a screw top jar) add the celery seed, shake, adding some milk until you have a not too runny or thick mixture.
  4. Refrigerate overnight.
  5. Drain onion rings and pat dry, add to the celery seed mayonnaise mixture….
  6. delicious!
  7. Perfect accompaniment and a MUST to every barbecue.
Most Helpful

Simply delicious--and so easy to make! We used regular onions; it was quite strong, but still sooooo good. Next time we'll use red onions.

MrsK November 03, 2009

very tasty and it really doesn't taste like onions at all, no onion breath!!

EasyRecipe-Chef January 15, 2005