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It’s Stacy: Healthy Eats — Spring Onion Relish

Spring Onion Relish

My Great Grandmother, Arizona Henry, loved eating any kind of onion. One of her favorite ways to eat onions was an onion sandwich with two slices of her homemade white bread and a little mayo. The hotter and stronger the onion the better, Grandma would say. We would laugh when she talked about how the really good onions would make your hair stand on end. We grew our own onions in the garden located right outside our kitchen that the neighbor would plow for my Grandma. They regularly exchanged produce and baked goods.

Onions are low in calories and high in vitamins and minerals. Onions are a good source of vitamin C, B vitamins, and potassium. Onions contain antioxidants and compounds that fight against inflammation.


Spring Onion Relish

½ cup white vinegar

2 tbsp. white sugar

½ cup red onion, slivered

½ cup spring onions, slivered

¼ cup green pepper, chopped


  1. In a small saucepan, heat vinegar and sugar until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add both onions, and green pepper, mix together and refrigerate for two hours.


Stacy Schultz is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, a former Morgan County Commissioner and is the author of “It’s Stacy’s Grandma ‘Zona’s recipes” and “Great Grandma Zona’s Wisdom & recipes: Comfort food made easy.” She has been in healthcare for 35 years at War Memorial Hospital.