Red Onion Relish



Makes 1 1/2 cups
Total time: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes


1/2 medium-size red onion
2 teaspoons cumin seeds
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


1. Thinly slice onion, and place in a 2-qt. glass bowl.

2. Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat until hot; add cumin seeds, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes or until toasted. Slowly stir in 1/2 cup water, lemon juice, and next 3 ingredients. Stir until brown sugar is melted and mixture comes to a boil.

3. Pour over red onion slices, and let stand 1 hour. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 week.