Crisp Onion Relish

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling


about 6 cups

Updated: Aug. 30, 2022
I take this relish to picnics for people to use as a condiment on hamburgers and hot dogs. It adds a special zip! —Marie Patkau, Hanley Saskatchewan
Crisp Onion Relish Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 medium sweet onions, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed


  1. Place onions in a large bowl. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, water and vinegar; stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour over onions. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  2. Drain onions, discarding liquid. Combine mayonnaise and celery seed; add to onions and mix well. Store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 47 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 26mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.