Onions

Onions

Onions, one of the oldest vegetables, are eaten in nearly every part of the world.

In the late winter and spring, onions are bought and eaten fresh-from-the-ground. Don’t confuse a spring onion with its close counterpart, the long, thin scallion. Unlike leeks or scallions, they bulge near the root. These seasonal onions are milder than regular onions yet zippier and sweeter than green onions

In Season

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Recipes with Onions

Peperonata

David Winsberg, Happy Quail Farms

Fall Bread Salad with Honey Sage Vinaigrette

Joshua Clever, Riviera Kitchen

Strawberry, Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Tart

Prepared by Amy Fothergill, The Family Chef

Wild Salvadoran Curtido

Vanessa Barrington, author of D.I.Y. Delicious: Recipes and Ideas for Simple Food from Scratch

Articles about Onions

May 05, 2006

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About CUESA

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