Onion-Cilantro Relish


Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


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By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

This simple relish turns up in Mexico wherever you find barbacoa (see for a description), grilled fish, or grilled meats. I love the way the relish launches a triple assault on your tongue: the pungency of the onion, the peppery bite of the radishes, and the aromatic punch of fresh cilantro. By the way, the cilantro has a neutralizing effect on the onion; you’re less likely to get “onion breath” when you eat the two ingredients together.