People have been eating onions since prehistoric times.
How to Select
Choose onions that are firm and dry with bright, smooth outer skins.
How to Store
Before storage, onions should be dry, with papery skin and shriveled roots. Store whole onions in a cool, dark, well ventilated place for use within 4 weeks. Refrigerate cut onions in a tightly sealed container for use within 2-3 days. Discard, or trim and cook, any bruised onions. Long term: Braid and hang upside-down, store in bags with some holes for ventilation in cold, dry place at 32-40 degrees. Can last up to 8 months. Do not freeze.
How to Prepare
Rinse. Trim off ends. Remove dry, papery skin. Cut in half. Peel away thick outer layer. Chop or slice. Eat raw: Sweet and red onions are milder and can be added to salads and sandwiches. Eat cooked: Yellow and white onions are stronger and great for cooking. Sauté, stir-fry, microwave, steam, boil, or braise. Add to soups, sauces, casseroles, dips, and vegetable, pasta, rice, and meat dishes.
Recipes with this vegetable
This Southern inspired dish is traditionally eaten at New Years and thought to bring a year of prosperity and good luck. This Hoppin' John recipe is not only lucky, but also nutritious and tasty any day of the year!
Classic Chicken Soup
This comforting one-pot dish is easy to prepare and perfect for those cold winter evenings!
Arroz Con Pollo
"I made this one night after work, the rice was the most flavorful rice I have ever had. My family ate it up. I will make this again."
Spinach and Meat Patties
Enjoy these spinach and meat cakes over brown rice, and with a side of roasted sweet potatoes.
Try this twist on a Middle Eastern classic! Soft eggs nestled in a fragrant tomato sauce served over toasted bread - this versatile dish is perfect for any meal!
Marinated Carrot Salad
This easy to make salad is a good source of beta carotene. It is a delicious side dish for meat or fish, and travels well for a picnic lunch.
Baked Kale Frittata
This recipe is quick and easy to prepare, and is loaded with nutrients. Try it for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
This southwest influenced omelet is hearty enough for breakfast, lunch or even dinner.
Butternut Squash “Three Sisters” Soup
This family recipe for soup is flavorful and sure to warm you up!
Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
This tangy Mexican salsa features roasted tomatillos, jalapeño peppers and fresh herbs. Serve with baked tortilla chips and vegetable sticks or try this as a dressing on your salad!
Asian Cabbage Salad
This delicious salad can be used as a main dish when paired with noodles and is an excellent way to get children involved in the kitchen!
Fresh tomatoes with jalapeno peppers, onions, and lime make this dish a light and easy summer time treat.
White Chicken Chili
This recipe will be a hit with your family; it's got enough spice for flavor, but not so much that it turns off the younger kids.
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Stew
Try this unlikely combination that couples the flavor of sweet potatoes with savory black beans and Swiss chard.
This delicious and versatile dish can be used as a main course or side dish for any meal of the day!
Bell Pepper Salad
An array of assorted bell peppers makes for a delicious and healthy side dish, snack or meal!
Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Onions
Mix the sweet flavor of apples with Brussels and onions in this hearty blend!
Curried Black-eyed Peas
Black-eyed peas are a good source of protein and fiber. The curry adds delicious flavor to this vegan and gluten-free dish.
Early Garden Pea Soup
This tasty soup is quick and easy to prepare, and your kids can help you make it!