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Salad with Cowboy Marinated Onions

Russ Myers


A green salad with a southwestern flavor.

★★★★★ 2 votes
4 servings
No-Cook or Other


1 lg . yellow onion, halved
1/4 C. red wine vinegar
1/4 C. water
1/4 C. sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. salt
8 oz. mixed salad greens
2 lg. tomatoes, halved and sliced)
1 avocado
1/4 C. cilantro leaves, chopped
1 or 2 sm. fresh chiles, sliced
4 ripe olives

How to Make Salad with Cowboy Marinated Onions


  • 1Place onion flat sides down and thinly slice crosswise.
  • 2Combine vinegar, water, sugar, cumin, chili powder and salt in container with lid. Shake well to mix, add onion and shake to coat onion thoroughly.
  • 3Place in refrigerator and marinate overnight, shaking onions in marinade 2 or 3 times.
  • 4To assemble salad, heap lettuce on 4 plates.Arrange tomato slices on salads.
  • 5Lift onions from marinade and heap into center.
  • 6Halve, seed and peel avocado.
  • 7Slice each half lengthwise into thin slices, keeping slices attached at one end. Fan out and divide each fan onto two salads.
  • 8Sprinkle salads with cilantro and chile slices. Add olives. Serve with Picante Vinaigrette.
  • 9Picante Vinaigrette: In jar, combine 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons medium picante sauce, 1 tablespoon sugar and 1 teaspoon dried oregano; shake well. Makes 1/2 cup dressing.

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About Salad with Cowboy Marinated Onions

Course/Dish: Lettuce Salads, Dressings
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American