Onions must be one of the most versatile vegetables as they can be enjoyed so many ways: raw, marinated, pickled, sauteed, caramelized, roasted, or grilled and more. They add layers of flavor and goodness to most any meal. Here are a few simple ways you can enjoy more layers of onions.
Use raw onion in salads, sandwiches, burgers, tacos, homemade salsas and relishes for unmatched flavor and crispness.
Marinate onions in balsamic vinegar for salads and dressings or as a sandwich topping.
Saute or caramelize onions for a flavorful, yet quick and easy, side dish or topping for chicken, fish and other meats. Serve alone or with a medley of other vegetables, rice, or pasta to make a vegetarian main dish.
Put onions on the grill to spice up the next barbecue. Just slice onions and brush with olive oil, then grill over medium coals until tender and slightly charred. Onions can also be used on kabobs or tossed with herbs and served over grilled meat.
Take a whole peeled onion, hollow it out and stuff it full with chili, rice, pasta, meat, or vegetables and bake for a delicious one-dish meal.
Place onions in a roasting bag with meat or other vegetables or in a favorite slow cooker recipe for a home-cooked meal with extra savory, mouthwatering flavor.
About the National Onion Association
Founded in 1913, the National Onion Association (NOA) is the official organization to represent growers, shippers, brokers, and commercial representatives of the U.S. onion industry. NOA strives to preserve and improve the business environment of all participants in the industry, educate consumers about onion’s many uses and health benefits. For more, visit www.onions-usa.org.