Onion Salad (Zibelsalat)

Onion Salad (zibelsalat) Recipe

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)


Onions are a celebrated vegetable in the city of Bern, where Zibelmärit (Onion Market Day) takes place every November. In the 15th century when a rampaging fire almost demolished the city, the first Zibelmärit was held for the farmers of nearby Fribourg, who brought onions for the starving inhabitants.

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yellow onions, peeled and sliced 1/4-inch thick (about 1 lb.)
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
4 slice
1 Tbsp
whole wheat flour
2 Tbsp
cider vinegar
2 Tbsp
fresh chives, chopped

How to Make Onion Salad (Zibelsalat)


  • 1In a bowl, sprinkle onion slices with salt and pepper.
  • 2Using 2 forks, mix well and separate onion slices into separate rings.
  • 3Place bacon and onion rings in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • 4Cook until bacon is crisp and onions are light brown (about 10 minutes), stirring frequently.
  • 5Sprinkle with flour, stirring gently so flour coats onions.
  • 6Add vinegar and sugar. Cook 2 more minutes, stirring constantly.
  • 7Remove pan from heat and cover to keep warm.
  • 8Before serving, sprinkle with chives.

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About Onion Salad (Zibelsalat)

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Eastern European

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