How to remove bitterness from onions: 5 best ways

Iryna MelnichenkoFood
Red onion
Red onion. Source: pixabay.com


Onions are an indispensable ingredient in the preparation of sauces, appetizers, as well as soups, pie fillings and mincemeat. In order for onions not to be bitter, they can be soaked in water with vinegar, as well as get rid of with salt.


FoodOboz editors share helpful tips and the 5 best ways to remove bitterness from onions.

Pickled Onions


Mix 200 ml of water with 2 tbsp of vinegar, salt, sugar, stir and pour the onions with the mixture, leave for 30 minutes.

Boiling water

Pickled onions with vinegar

Chop the onions, put them in a colander and cover with boiling water. After rinsing with cool water, you can use the onions for cooking.

It is worth noting that such onions will remain crispy and very tasty, completely without bitterness.


How to remove bitterness from onions using the microwave

Chop the onions, put them in a bowl, add the water, put them in the microwave for 15 seconds. You can add salt, but you don't have to. Afterwards, rinse the onions with water.


Salt for onions

Slice the onions thinly, add salt, spread it evenly and leave it for 15 minutes. Afterwards, rinse the onions with water. Or you can also pour water and salt over the onions and leave them for 10-15 minutes and then rinse them.

Lemon juice

Cut onions, add lemon juice diluted with water and leave for 20-30 minutes. Then rinse with cold water.

Onions without bitterness

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