Swiss Onion Salad - Luzerner Zwiebelsalat

Total Time
10 mins
10 mins

Onions feature very prominent in Swiss cuisine, onion tarts, pies and onion salads are found on the menu of country inns all over Switzerland. This marinated salad hails from the city of Lucerne and makes a delicious side to burgers and grilled hot dogs. It tastes wonderful served at room temperature with some crusty bread and a glass of Swiss white wine.

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  1. In a salad bowl whisk oil and vinegar together.
  2. Put pepper corns, coriander seeds, caraway seeds if using, rosemary and coarse salt to taste into a mortar and crush with the use of a pestle, whisk into the marinade, set aside.
  3. Fry the onions and garlic in a medium hot pan until golden, drain and while still hot, add to the marinade, mix to combine.
  4. Can be enjoyed room temp or cold.