Personally, I believe the stinkier a food is the better, but I understand some folks' palates can't quite take the stench. The tang of a raw onion can cause some stomachs to churn, and no one can escape the nuclear-level bad breath that always follows.
But before you resign yourself to onion-free salads for the rest of your life, try these two simple tricks to take the pungent punch out of your veg.
Start with your onions.
Chop, slice, or dice 'em up however you'd like.
Then cover them with salt for ten minutes, if not longer.
Pour everything into a colander, shake the savory morsels, and rinse. The result will be perfectly soft and sweeter onions.
Or, to kick their stench, submerge your freshly chopped onions in ice water for at least 10 minutes.
After you drain them, they'll still be crisp...just sans the stink.
Now the only time you'll shed tears is when cutting them up before you bite into the meal, not after!