Sliced raw onion is often used in dishes such as salads and sandwiches in Japan. It is great for our Potato Salad, too. Onion is usually a supporting character, but here in this Onion Salad recipe, it is the main and only vegetable in the salad.
Onion is a very healthy vegetable in which the nutritional composition can help lower cholesterol. Eating it raw is especially good. However, sometimes onion can be too hot and spicy to eat raw. You could buy sweet onion if you want to eat it raw, but also you can put sliced onion in water while preparing to reduce the hot flavor.
Our dressing is similar to Ponzu, tangy soy sauce, with some oil. It goes so well with sliced onion. It is certainly a very simple and easy side dish, but it’s also very tasty and good with any meal.
- 1 onion
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
- 2 Tbsp canola oil
- 1/2 - 1tsp sugar
- Katsuobushi(dried bonito flakes)(optional)
- Slice onion very thinly. Use slicer if you have it. Put sliced onion in water with salt (about 1/4 tsp) and leave for 10 minutes or so. Squeeze and dry with a paper towel.
- Whisk soy sauce, vinegar, oil and sugar very well in a bowl. Add sliced onion and mix.
- Sprinkle with Katsuobushi if you like.