I recently found the most wonderful recipe book at the bookstore the other day in Tokyo.
It is by a chef named Yasuyo, who is a Natural Food Coordinator and has a popular instagram called Kokoronotane.
I was inspired in particularly by her use of the color purple, which she adds to all her bento creations by using vegetables such as eggplant or a little spoonful of spanish onion pickles.
I made the spanish onion pickles recipe and it is delicious!
Make sure you buy her book – it has the cutest ideas for making bento lunch boxes!
Spanish Onion PicklesPrint Recipe
- 1/2 Spanish Onion
- 2 tbsp White wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 2 tsp Lemon juice
Finely slice the spanish onion and leave to soften on a large plate for 30 min
Transfer the spanish onions into a bowl, combine the other ingredients and pour over the onions and refrigerate
I used my Japanese "Hario" pickles jar This can be kept in the refrigerator for 5 days