Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

It's a pretty simple recipe, Quick and easy to prepare, salsa criolla is the perfect accompaniment to many dishes. The lime juice is what makes this onion salsa/relish special. It adds a bright flavor that sweetens the onions and livens up everything else on the plate. Great Summer Dish!!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 red onions, sliced in very thin half moons
  • 2 large English cucumbers, halved and sliced very thin
  • 1 large tomatoes, sliced thin halved
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, and cracked pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 -2 jalapeno pepper, sliced into very thin matchsticks (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro (or all of them) or 1 tablespoon parsley (or all of them) or 1 tablespoon basil (or all of them)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice


  1. Preparation:.
  2. 1.Soak the onions in salt water for 10 minutes. Drain and let dry.
  3. 2. Mix onion with the rest of the ingredients. Cover with plastic wrap and let marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.
  4. 3. Store in refrigerator for up to 2 days.