Cebollas Encurtidas (Ecuadorian Pickled Red Onions)

"Found online; posting for ZWT 7-South America (Ecuador)."
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Ready In:
3hrs 15mins
1 quart




  • Put the onions in a bowl and pour boiling water over them to cover.
  • Let stand for 15 minutes, then drain and rinse the onions with cool water.
  • Mix the onions with the lime juice, salt and pepper.
  • Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before using.
  • Will keep for 2 or 3 days.

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  1. Chocolatl
    Easy and tasty. The soak in hot water tamed the onion bite a little, and brought out some of the sweetness, while the lime juice provided a refreshing contrast. I served these with burgers, and definitely plan on making them again. Thanks for posting!
  2. kitty.rock
    This was really easy to make, so I loved that. These came out very tart (lip-puckering tart!!), but I enjoyed them. I think they'd be great with grilled meats or even to top some spicy grilled hamburgers or sausages. I considered adding 1/2 teaspoon of sugar or honey to sweeten them just a little...I'll definitely make these again and play around with how to use them. Made for ZWT7 Central/South American and the HOT PINK LADIES!


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