Onions and I have a complicated relationship. We get along great when they're grilled or sautéed, but not when they're raw... These simple tricks for how to take the bite out of onions have brought harmony back to our friendship and helped us to get along in all situations!
Step 1: Slice or Dice
Chop or slice or dice your onion(s) into whatever final shape you want for your recipe/dish.
Step 2: How to Soften & Sweeten Raw Onions
If you are making a dish that requires a slightly softer onion (like a kale salad), bury your raw slices in salt and let sit for at least 10 minutes, can be more.
Pour salt and onions into a colander and shake off the salt and then rinse with water.
Step 3: How to Remove the Bite From Raw Onions
To remove the bite and bad breath associated with eating raw onions, while still keeping them crispy, place the slices in a bowl of ice water for at least 10 minutes. (Can be left up to a few hours)
Drain and use.
Your tummy, and everyone you come in contact with that day will thank you!! :)