Thursday, July 25, 2013

Onion Ring Special


Over the years I have collected many recipes from friends and family...and whenever I prepare that particular dish I am always reminded of the one from whom it came.  Today's recipe is a prime example.  My Aunt Kay e-mailed this recipe to me one summer...thinking it might be something we would enjoy.  And we do!  Two years ago this month my aunt passed away.  I have many good memories of her...and this salad always brings her to mind. If you love the fresh produce of summer..then here is a side dish of multi-coloured bell peppers and onions that most easy to prepare ahead and have on hand in the fridge.  So...if you have a peck of peppers that need picking...here's a recipe for you!



  • 1 large sweet onion, sliced in rings (like Walla Walla)
  • 1 red pepper, sliced in rings
  • 1 green pepper, sliced in rings
  • 1 yellow pepper, sliced in rings
  • 1 orange pepper, sliced in rings
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/3 cups white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  1. Thinly slice all the vegetables and place in large salad bowl with a lid.  
  2. Combine sugar, salt, vinegar, water and oil in a saucepan.
  3. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar.
  4. Pour over veggies.
  5. Cover and chill for at least 24 hours. 
  6. Serve as a salad or a meat condiment.
 

17 comments:

  1. Oh I wish you had a Pin It button!

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    1. Good news...we do! Put your cursor on the photo of the recipe and you will see it pop up on the corner of the photo.

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    2. Kristin, we have a 'hover pinit button' on the top left side of the photo. If you move your mouse over it, the button will appear.

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  2. When you are through with step 3, do you cool the mixture before pouring over the veggies? Thanks.

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    1. Pour the hot solution over the veggies...then stir and cover.

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  3. You COULD SKIP the Sugar, too... (or use Splenda, instead) :)

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  4. I see this recipe and some grilled sausage in my very near future :) Delicious!

    Blessings to All,
    Anna (Toronto)

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  5. This looks really good, I will give it a try for sure!

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  6. Judy how long will this keep in the fridge? It reminds me of a refrigerator coleslaw my mom made. It kept well for up to a month.

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    1. This keeps well in the fridge for a month...or even longer. Basically, it is a refrigerator pickle.

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  7. What happened to the print button?

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    1. The print button somehow disappeared with a switch to a new template. We have someone working on it...and it should be back sometime soon!

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    2. The print button is actually there if you look at the bottom of the corner. You have to click on the comment button to see it but it is there.

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  8. Oh how I wish I had a peck of peppers instead of all these zucchini!! I'll have to get to the farmer's market and pick some up - this sure looks like a great recipe!! Thanks for sharing it. Your aunt must have been a special one.

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  9. Sarah Buller FentonAugust 4, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    I tried this recipe this weekend; it's very tasty as a salad. I think it would be very good as a condiment on sandwichs and plan to try that next. Thanks.

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  10. I made this salad, and we loved it. Thank you for the recipe!

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  11. I made this recipe and it was delicious!

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