Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

this lasts several weeks refrigerated, and makes a nice condiment to steaks

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. bring vinegar, cumin, salt and sugar to a boil in a saucepan, then reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes add onions,simmer for 2 minutes more.
  2. transfer to a bowl, stir in cilantro.
  3. this tastes better after it sits for a few days or more, covered and refrigerated.


Most Helpful

Yum yum! These make great munchies! I didn't have whole cumin seeds so used ground and toasted it in the frying pan. I also added fresh cut parsley. Thanks chia!

Sharon123 September 11, 2003

These onions are scrumptious. The combo of the vinegar, sugar, cumin and salt give them a wonderful flavor. I added them to our salad tonight and they were great but I also think they'd be a terrific addition to a pasta salad. Thanks chia for another great recipe!

Hey Jude July 23, 2003

I had some delish pickled onions served with tuna salad at a Gulf Coast restaurant recently, and this didn't quite match the taste I was looking for... it was too sweet. Also, I definitely had to air out the kitchen after boiling cider vinegar. Sheesh! Even 12 hours later, the smell lingered. It also lingered in my fridge, since I didn't put it in an air-tight container.

tmleach October 17, 2006

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