Sweet-Onion Relish

2 to 3 cups

Use this as a topping for Grilled Sirloin Steak.


  • 1 small sweet onion (such as Vidalia), halved and thinly sliced

  • 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced

  • 1 cup white-wine vinegar

  • ½ cup sugar

  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt

  • 1 bunch scallions, cut into 2-inch lengths and slivered lengthwise

  • Ground pepper


  1. In a medium bowl, combine sweet and red onions; add ice water to cover. Soak for 30 minutes, changing ice water once. Drain onions well, and return to empty bowl. In a medium saucepan, bring vinegar, sugar, and salt to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved; pour over onions, and set aside to cool, tossing occasionally. When cool, stir in scallionos. Season with pepper.

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