Onions in the Raw: Spring and Summer Recipes

It’s that time of year where delicious Spring and Summer Recipes are all around. There is nothing better than the taste of raw onions with a Spring or Summer dish.  We’ve been coming up with some fabulous things to bring your way and thought we would share what is on the menu.

Onions in the Raw:  Spring and Summer Recipes Coming Your Way

What is cooking over at your house? There are so many great reasons to serve up delicious recipes using raw onions. The fabulous taste of onions is never better than when the are raw. There is also the health benefits when eating your onions raw. Through the next few months we will bringing you some tasty recipes that will show off why eating Onions in the Raw can not only be fun and yummy but also healthy.

 

There are various ways to bring out the flavors of a dish especially when you add in a variety of different raw onions.  Whether it is something light or a savory main meal there are so many different ways to enjoy flavorful raw onions.

We’ll be bringing you the amazing Grilled Beef Gyros with Marinated Onions next week.  You’ll love how easy they are to put together and even easier they are to devour. Marinated onions YUM!

Pasta salad dishes with raw sweet and spicy onions and a scrumptious Roasted Red Pepper and Onion Salsa with Lime is coming throughout the rest of Spring and beginning of Summer. You won’t want to miss any of these recipes.

With so many outdoors activities during the Spring and Summer months we don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen. It’s possible to spend less time cooking while eating fun and healthy. You’ll find all these with our monthly featured recipes.   Be on the lookout!

What kind of onions do you enjoy most in salads and light dishes? Spring and Summer have so many delicious options and we’ll have more to share with you and great new ways to eat and enjoy your favorite recipes with Onions in the Raw.

 

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12 Eye-Catching Quiche Recipes with Onions

There is nothing more tasty then when you bring all of your favorite things together into one dish. Whether you are wanting a breakfast, brunch, lunch or even a scrumptious dinner making any kind of fabulous Quiche Recipes with Onions will be a winner for everyone.

12 Eye-catching Quiche Recipes with Onions

12 Eye-catching Quiche Recipes with Onions

How many different ways can you make a quiche? The ideas are endless.  When you add in some of your favorite ingredients with the sweet, mild and savory taste of onion you will have a hit on your hand. The only hard part is choosing what you’re going to add in and how you’ll make the crust.  We’ve found you 12 of the most Eye-Catching Quiche Recipes with Onions out there.

12 Eye-catching Quiche Recipes with Onions

How amazing are these Mini Quiches with Caramelized Onions, Gruyere, & Bacon from our friends over at Yes to Yolks. Not only are they perfect for entertaining or small bites they look absolutely scrumptious.

12 Eye-catching Quiche Recipes with Onions

We found an amazingly light and lovely quiche  over at The Complete Savorist.  This Spring Fresh Quiche will definitely be tasty.

12 Eye-catching Quiche Recipes with Onions

Everything savory and delicious is in this Spinach, Prosciutto, and Roasted Red Pepper Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust.  Paleo Scaleo has really out done themselves with this yummy dish.

12 Eye-catching Quiche Recipes with Onions

Simply Stacie has brought our love of bacon and onions to the table with this fabulous dish.  This Bacon and Potato Quiche looks wonderful and satisfying.

12 Eye-catching Quiche Recipes with Onions

Another bacon and onion combo comes together from the Goodie Godmother. What a great take a quiche with this Caramelized Onion Mushroom Bacon Chive Crustless Quiche.

12 Eye-catching Quiche Recipes with Onions

Here’s the Easiest Made From Scratch Quiche Recipe {Gluten Free} from Cotter Crunch. This not only is Gluten Free the recipe is truly easy and looks beyond yummy.

12 Eye-catching Quiche Recipes with Onions

 

See Mom Click has made a Delicious Zucchini Quiche Recipe that looks too good to be this healthy. Great way to get everyone to eat their veggies.

12 Eye-catching Quiche Recipes with Onions

What a filling comfort food Mindy’s Cooking Obsession has brought us with their Ham and Potato Quiche. This will be sure to fill a big crowd.

12 Eye-catching Quiche Recipes with Onions

All the flavors of yum come together with this Ratatouille Quiche from the folks over at Garlic & Zest.  They stopped at nothing to bring huge flavor to this quiche.

12 Eye-catching Quiche Recipes with Onions

We love the combination of cherry tomatoes bacon and onions.  The Culinary Jumble made sure they delivered with this Cherry Tomato and Crispy Bacon Quiche.

12 Eye-catching Quiche Recipes with Onions

Yes to Yolks has fascinated us with their Brussels Sprout, Gruyere, &  Bacon Quiche. How incredibly delicious does this look?

Sweet Onion Quiche Lorraine

What would complete are amazing list of Quiche Recipes with Onions then a classic like the Sweet Onion Quiche Lorraine?  This is truly a mouthwatering delicious dish for all to enjoy.

What do you love to put in your favorite Quiche Recipes? Are you like us and make onions a staple in yours?  There are so many different varieties and even various crusts, we’d love to hear your versions?

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Sweet, Mild, Spicy . . . There’s an Onion for Every Season

Onions have a range of flavors, colors, and sizes.  Seasonal differences like flavor and texture are noticeable, especially right now!  Sweet, mild, or spicy, and yellow, red, or white,  and from super colossal to pearl – onion grown in the U.S. are available year-round.

March is the time of year when these differences are most prominent as onion supplies transition from Fall/Winter harvested varieties to Spring/Summer varieties.
Colors Seasons of Onions

Here’s an easy way to think about the seasonal differences of onions grown in the U.S.

Spring/Summer Onion Traits*

Availability:  March through August
Skin: one or two thin, often transparent layers, lighter in color, esp. yellow varieties
Water Content: high, which leads to a shorter shelf-life (30-60 days), easily bruised
Flavor: sweet to mild
Best Uses: raw, pickled, lightly-cooked or grilled

*Many specialty sweet onions are part of this category and are sold under a specific trade name or label.  Some domestic varieties, and all imported onions with these traits are offered other times throughout the year.

Fall/Winter Onion Traits

Availability: August through May
Skin: multiple, paper-like layers, darker in color, esp. yellow varieties
Water Content: lower than Spring/Summer, which gives them a longer shelf-life
Flavor: mild to pungent
Best Uses: caramelized, roasted, fried or any dish with a longer cook time

Notice in the image above, how the skin color varies. On the left, the onion in front and the ones behind it are Fall/Winter types. The other two in front, towards the right are Spring/Summer varieties. Another difference is their shape.  Most Fall/Winter types are globe shaped.  Many, although not all, Spring/Summer types are flatter in shape.

Naturally, the best thing about an onion, no matter what color, season, size, or shape is what they lend to our cooking.  We can’t think of many other vegetables as versatile as an onion, can you?

Spring is a great time to try new things, and when comes to food it seems our taste buds crave fresh flavors that burst with the season.  These are a few of our Springtime favorites:

Creamed Peas in Onions (pictured above)

Irish Nachos with Cider-Braised Onions

Sweet Onion Beer Bread

Chilled Salmon Salad with Orange Citrus Onions

Turkey Burgers with Pickled Onions

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Sweet Onion Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine is surprisingly simple, consisting of a buttery crust, bacon, and a custard-like filling. Everyone has their own twist for this quiche. I think the classic is made even better with the addition of sweet onions!

Sweet Onion Quiche Lorraine

Sweet Onion Quiche Lorraine

Yellow sweet onions are available March through September. They are crispy and juicy, and their mild, sweet flavor has little-to-no aftertaste. They are ideal for this quiche because they cook gently in the egg allowing them to maintain a bit of crispness while highlighting their sweet qualities.

You can prepare the crust for the quiche a day early to save you time on a busy morning. Just remember to get it out of the fridge about 15 minutes before you use it to make it easier to roll out. This recipe is versatile so feel free to omit the cheese or use another variety. You can also add more fresh herbs to put your own touch on this classic dish. It makes a winning meal for spring brunch or a light dinner.

Sweet Onion Quiche Lorraine

Makes:  6 servings

Prep Time:  30 minutes

Baking time:  60 minutes

Ingredients

Crust

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
1/3 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed

4 tablespoons ice cold water

Filling

4 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped

4 large eggs

1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley

¾ cup half-and-half

½ teaspoon fine sea salt

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

¼ cup shredded Swiss cheese

1 small yellow sweet onion, chopped

Preparation

To make the crust, place the flour in the bowl of a food processor. Add the salt and the butter. Pulse in 5 to 10 second intervals until the butter is evenly distributed in small pieces. Add the water, 1 tablespoon at a time, with the processor on low, until the dough begins to come together in a ball. It will hold together when pressed between your fingers.

Form the dough into a ball and flatten in a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

While the dough rests, make the filling. Cook the bacon over medium high-heat in a small skillet, until it reaches your desired level of crispness, 5 to 8 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, parsley, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Sweet Onion Quiche Lorraine

Remove the dough from the refrigerator. Roll it out on a floured surface into an 11-to-12-inch circle. Transfer the dough to an 8-inch cast iron skillet. Press the dough gently into the skillet. Trim and crimp the edges. Cover in aluminum foil, gently pressing it in the pan to cover the crust and the edges. Bake for 7 minutes.

Remove the skillet from the oven and discard the foil. Reduce the oven heat to 350 degrees F. Place the skillet on a baking sheet.

Sprinkle the bacon in the bottom of the crust and top with the cheese. Next, add the onion and spread evenly over the cheese and bacon. Pour in the egg filling.

Place the baking sheet with the quiche in the oven. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, until the center is firm and the top edges are lightly browned. Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing to serve.

Enjoy this easy and delicious Sweet Onion Quiche Lorraine.  You can always change up the quiche by adding various veggies or meat.

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Warming Pasta Dishes with Onions

When it comes to the ultimate comfort food there is nothing more delicious than Pasta. Especially, if you make the fabulous combination of Pasta Dishes with Onions.

Pasta dishes are easy to put together and there are so many different sauce combinations and adding in the amazing flavor of onions gives these dishes the perfect boost.  Pasta dishes are a favorite way to satisfy a crowd and warm up with on a cold night.

When it comes to comfort food there is nothing better than pasta! Check out all of these amazing Warming Pasta Dishes With Onions!

Warming Pasta Dishes with Onions 

With pasta dishes there are no limits.  You can use any type of pasta from Angel Hair to Gnocchi or even add a few different noodles into one dish.  There are also many ways to make these recipes healthy and huge on flavor.   Adding your favorite sauces, an array of delicious vegetables and meats can make any Pasta Dishes with Onions a family favorite.

We’ve gathered some very scrumptious Pasta Dishes with Onions that will be sure to get you hungry and ready for a delectable Pasta Meal.

When it comes to comfort food there is nothing better than pasta! Check out all of these amazing Warming Pasta Dishes With Onions!

How amazing does this Caramelized Onion Carbonara with Brussels Sprouts & Burrata from Yes to Yolks look? It’s beyond decedent.

We love our very own Lamb Ragu with Pappardelle. Richly full of flavor will have your guests talking about this dish for years.

When it comes to comfort food there is nothing better than pasta! Check out all of these amazing Warming Pasta Dishes With Onions!

Chicken, Bacon & Provolone Alfredo Pasta Bake has every yummy goodness available.  The folks over at Aunt Bee’s Recipes have out done themselves.

When it comes to comfort food there is nothing better than pasta! Check out all of these amazing Warming Pasta Dishes With Onions!

Five Little Chefs have come up with a Pizza Pasta Skillet that has our mouth watering!!!!

When it comes to comfort food there is nothing better than pasta! Check out all of these amazing Warming Pasta Dishes With Onions!

If you are looking for delicious and easy this One Pot Creamy Bacon & Peas Pasta from Home.Made.Interest will be a great one do add to your weeknight dinner menu.

When it comes to comfort food there is nothing better than pasta! Check out all of these amazing Warming Pasta Dishes With Onions!

Figs & Pigs makes a gorgeous Spinach Gnocchi with Caramelized Onions and Gorgonzola. What a unique combination of everything good.

Warm and delicious is this Rigatoni & Chicken Sausage in Marsala Cream Sauce found over at Fake Ginger.

 

The Minimalist Baker has brought together the incredible combination of Vegan Caramelized Onion Mac N Cheese.  This sounds too good to be true.

Craftaholics Anonymous has this wonderful Zesty Summer Pasta Salad.  Packed with flavor and very healthy.

When it comes to comfort food there is nothing better than pasta! Check out all of these amazing Warming Pasta Dishes With Onions!

Pasta with Lentils is a great savory and filling dish the family will love found over at Earth Powered Family.

When it comes to comfort food there is nothing better than pasta! Check out all of these amazing Warming Pasta Dishes With Onions!

Talk about a beautiful combination, Garlic & Zest has brought together this incredible Roasted Italian Sausage, Veg and Pasta.

When it comes to comfort food there is nothing better than pasta! Check out all of these amazing Warming Pasta Dishes With Onions!

The Curious Nut has put comfort and yum all in one dish with this Bacon, Sausage & Ham Pasta Casserole.  

Do you love all of these Warming Pasta Dishes with Onions?  What ways do you like to cook up pasta and onions?

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