Great Onion Recipes

The Color of Onions

Spanish Onions come in three colors yellow, red, and white. Yellow onions are full-flavored and are a reliable standby for cooking almost anything. The red onion, with its wonderful color, is a good choice for fresh uses or in grilling and char-broiling. White onions are the traditional onion used in classic Mexican cuisine. They have a golden color and sweet flavor when sautéed.

Spanish Onion & Cucumber Salad


1 large Spanish onion
3/4 cup boiling water
2 cucumbers, peeled
1/4 cup low-fat sour cream
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 tsp. lime juice
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. worcestershire sauce
1 tsp vinegar
1 tsp. dill weed
Garnish: 1 tbsp. of parsley


Slice onions into thin rings and then in half. Place separated half rings in bowl; pour boiling water over them. Let sit 3 to 5 minutes, then drain.


Cut cucumbers (with ruffle cutter if possible) into thin slices and add to onions.


In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients, except parsley, mixing well. Pour dressing over onions and cucumbers then toss. Top with parsley, chill several hours or over night. Serves 5 to 7.