Onion Slaw

Burger and sandwich toppings can transform an ordinary meal into a culinary experience. Take your backyard barbecue to the next level with this sweet and tangy onion topping. 

Yield: Serves 6

Onion Slaw


  • 3 large sweet onions
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp celery seed


  1. Cut onions in half lengthwise and thinly slice crosswise. There should be about 6 cups.
  2. Combine 1/2 cup sugar, vinegar and water in a large bowl. Add onions and toss gently to combine.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours, stirring occasionally.
  4. Drain onions, discard liquid. Combine mayonnaise, 1/2 tsp sugar and celery seed in a large bowl. Add onions and toss to coat.
Nutritional analysis per serving:


247 calories, 14.7 g fat, 1.4 g protein, 28.3 g carbohydrate, 2 g fibre, 109 mg sodium 

Tip: Use sweet varieties of onions such as Walla Walla or Vidalia when they are in season.