their mild and delicate flavour spring onions, also
known as salad onions or scallions, are small, immature
onions that have been picked before the bulb has swollen.
They have a narrow white bulb and a tender green shoot
which is also used in cooking and provides a subtle
onion flavour. Look for spring onions with bright,
lively looking leaves and firm, clean white bulbs.
How To Use spring onions
onions are served raw and cooked. Raw spring onions
are added to salads, sandwich fillings and baked
potato toppings. Spring onions are a popular ingredient
in Thai, Chinese and Japanese cooking and are also
often included in quiches, pies, stir-fries and
soups. The green shoots are sometimes finely chopped
and used as a garnish.
How To Prepare spring onions
off the roots from the bulb, remove any tough outer
leaves and wash thoroughly. Leave whole or slice
vertically or horizontally into even-sized pieces.
How To Cook spring onions
onions can be stir-fried. To stir-fry, heat 1 tbsp
olive oil in a frying pan or wok, add the prepared
sliced onions and stir-fry for 5 - 7 minutes until
How To Store spring onions
onions should be stored in the fridge for up to