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Ensalada Chilena Tomatoes and onions

The most traditional salad in Chile.

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6


  • 1 Spanish onion (yellow)
  • 5 medium-sized tomatoes
  • 1 clove of garlic (optional)
  • 1 yellow Thai chili or sweet banana pepper (optional)
  • salt, pepper, oil, wine vinegar


  1. Boil water.
  2. Chop onion in half-moons as thin as possible. Place in a bowl, cover with boiling water, let stand for 10 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Dry with paper towels.
    half moon onions half moon onion on water bath
  3. Chop the garlic and seed the peppers. Cut finely.
  4. Chop the tomatoes into wedges, place in a bowl and sprinkle with salt. Stir.
    Cut tomatoes
  5. Add onion, garlic, and finely chopped pepper if desired.
    tomato and onions in a bowl
  6. Season with salt, pepper, oil, and vinegar.
  7. Stir and taste. Adjust the seasoning.
    Chilean Salad: Tomatoes and onions
  • Author: Pilar Hernandez
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: Chilean


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 52
  • Sugar: 4.2 g
  • Sodium: 6.9 mg
  • Fat: 2.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.1 g
  • Fiber: 1.8 g
  • Protein: 1.3 g

Keywords: chilean salad