Onion, Cilantro and Lime Juice Relish

Onion, Cilantro and Lime Juice RelishThis is such a great addition to tacos or any Mexican dish. The lime juice mellows the strength of the onions & the cilantro adds a great flavor. It’s has a wonderful crunchy texture and adds a nice depth of flavors to any taco or burrito. Enjoy.

Onion, Cilantro, and Lime Juice Relish:

  • 1-2 sweet yellow onions, diced
  • 1 handful of cilantro, chopped
  • 2-3 limes juiced

Onion, Cilantro and Lime Juice Relish

Dice onion into small pieces. Clean & chop cilantro. I use some stems (not many) because they have great flavor. Add lime juice & stir. I let it sit for a few hours to marinate the flavors. It is delicious – especially on Carne Asada Tacos!

Onion, Cilantro and Lime Juice Relish

Click here for printable recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net


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  1. Hi there – I came from Tastespotting. This is going to sound goofy, but I think our blogs are friends! If you look at mine you’ll see why (similar colors, for one…)

    anyway, I love that onion/cilantro thing on carnitas. I started making it after eating it at taquerias (and after trying to make a pico de gallo and realizing I had no tomatoes).

    cheers, Katie

  2. This looks great. Do you think it would work if I cooked the onions a bit to get them a bit more caramelized then added the cilantro and lime?

    1. Lincoln,

      You can certainly try it and see how it turns out. I would cool down the onions completely before mixing them with the cilantro.

      I will say, the reason this relish is so delicious is the fresh crunch of the onions. The lime juice mellows their flavor and it’s really wonderful raw & fresh.