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Grilled knob onions with lime and salsa Maggi


  • Author: Maura Wall Hernandez
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Side dishes
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Cebollitas are a classic side dish staple at any Mexican barbecue.


  • 1 bunch of large spring onions (the kind with the little bulb on the end); these are sometimes called cebollitas cambray or knob onions
  • fresh-squeezed juice of 1/2 to 1 whole lime
  • Salsa Maggi (jugo sazonador) or soy sauce to taste


    1. Wash and grill the onions until they start to get grill marks and the bulbs look mostly cooked through. Leave the green stem tails on. (Some people don’t eat the tails; it’s up to you!)
    2. Once you’ve removed the onions from the grill, put them on a plate or in a bowl and squeeze the desired amount of lime juice over them.
    3. Add desired amount of Maggi or soy sauce over the top and let the onions sit in the juices for a few minutes. Pick up by the stems and eat the bulbs.

      Keywords: onions