St. John’s Parsley and Onion Salad

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By Jeremiah Tower

Published 2002

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St. John’s in London is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. It is all about simplicity without pretension, and using fresh ingredients without claiming to have invented the idea. They know these two concepts have been in England for centuries.

I have taken the liberty of adding mint.


  • 1 large red onion, peeled
  • 2 cups flat or Italian parsley leaves, washed, spin-dried
  • ¼


Drain the capers and put them in a bowl with the lemon juice, zest, and olive oil.

Slice the onions crosswise 1/16-inch thick and put them in a bowl, dividing them into rings. Add the sea salt and mint and toss. Cover and set aside for 10 minutes.

Add the parsley to the onion bowl, and