With just a few simple ingredients, this Whole30 and Paleo Belizean Onion Sauce is so easy to make and full of nutrients. Put it on everything from taco bowls to chicken and cauliflower rice or just eat it with grain free tortilla or veggie chips!
We have family visiting from the beautiful country of Belize. If you’re not familiar with it, Belize is south of Mexico on the eastern coast of Central America. Our visitors have been cooking up a storm, and I have no complaints at all. I love the bold, spicy flavors and how fresh everything tastes.
This Belizean Onion Sauce is a staple at every meal and fits right in with our family’s Whole30 adventure. I make jars of it at a time – as many as will fit in our fridge because I use it almost daily.
Did I mention the smell of roasting habaneros? Oh…my…goodness. I wish I could bottle it up and save it for a dreary day.
If you’re not a fan of spicy food, start with one habanero. I’m the type of girl who wants to feel the burn when she eats, so I threw caution to the wind and two habaneros in the bowl.
You can leave the habaneros whole so that they just kind of marinate in the juice, or you can chop them up finely if you’re brave. I like them both ways depending on my mood.
I love this Belizean Onion Sauce because you can put it on anything. You can use it as a salsa for your
tortilla carrot chips. You can put it on my Paleo and Whole30 Instant Pot Taco Chicken or on my Whole30 Roasted Habanero Salsa Chicken if you’re really brave. If you’re like me, you’ll just eat it right out of the bowl occasionally too.
- 2 medium white onions, finely diced
- 1 c. white vinegar
- 1 c. water
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 or 2 habanero peppers, roasted and skins removed
- small handful of cilantro, minced
- juice of 1 lime
- 8 allspice seeds (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and mix well.
- (You can place the allspice seeds in a disposable tea bag if you don't want to fish them out later.)
- Mix well, and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight to allow the flavors to meld.
Other variations of this Belizean Onion Sauce use shredded cabbage or cucumbers in addition to the onions. This is my favorite version, but don’t be afraid to make this recipe your own!
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