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Sweet Onion Relish

Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Stephana Bottom
Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 45 mins
Yield 1 1/2 cups (serving size: 2 tbsp.)
Instead of topping your hot dog with plain chopped onion, make a sweet and tangy relish with Vidalia onion, celery, and chopped pimento.


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 large sweet onions such as Vidalias, chopped (about 5 cups)
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 2-oz. jar chopped pimentos, drained and rinsed

Nutrition Information

  • calories 23
  • fat 1 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 4 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • sodium 15 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a heavy saucepan, warm oil over medium heat. Sauté onions and celery until very tender, about 20 minutes. Stir in sugar, cider vinegar, salt, pepper, turmeric, pimentos and 2 Tbsp. water. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until liquid has almost evaporated, about 25 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and cool completely.