Spring onions are a wonderful way to add a robust flavor to your menus. They are a variety of green onion or scallion with a relatively strong flavor. They look almost like a green onion, except that their white bulbs are larger and more defined. All of the spring onion is edible. They can be used interchangeably with green onions, but add a stronger flavor.
They can be diced or chopped and added to sauces, stir fries, and other dishes. They can also be grilled, roasted and served as a garnish or side vegetable. They can be caramelized in savory tarts to bring out their natural sweetness and complex flavors and used in eggs or quiches. When purchasing, look for crisp green leaves with no wilting or yellowing and firm, well-formed bulbs. Store in the refrigerator for no more than a few days or they will lose their distinctive strong flavor.
Try Roasted Spring Onions for a savory taste of the season! Just wash, then trim root end and a bit of the green end. Place them on a foil-lined cookie sheet in a single layer and drizzle with olive oil. Toss to distribute oil. Add salt and pepper and roast at 400 degrees for about 20 to 25 minutes, depending on your oven. Delicious!