• Curried Carmelized Onion Apple Soup

    Curried Caramelized Onion Apple Soup

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  • Asian Vegetable Noodle Soup

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    Classic Onion Soup

So many soups — a lot of fall to make use of your onions

It's fall, and as the weather takes a bite out of our warm summers, you may naturally be thinking of those great soup recipes you've stored for years, but hadn't yet tried.

The best part about soups is the ease. You can turn any soup into a crockpot meal, tool. Just dump in your ingredients, put your slower cooker on Low, and in 4-8 hours, depending on the recipe, dinner is served!

This Curried Caramelized Onion Apple Soup may be just the ticket, capitalizing on the complementing flavors of onions and apples, both of which are being harvested now.

The National Onion Association has a bevy of soups, chilis and stews to try! And we've pinned a lot of other great recipes in our Pinterest pages, Stews and Chilis and soups with onions.

We looked back into our archives to pull out this Onionista blog post for you as well detailing 12 soup recipes.


  • Spanish Potatoe and Onion Omelet

    Send the kids off to school with a hearty breakfast. This Spanish Potato and Onion Omelet is simple, tasty and will feed a whole crew. Photo courtesy of Family Features/culinary.net

Spanish Potato and Onion Omelet — a good back to school breakfast

Onions help breakfast come alive

Back to school brings up so many good memories. It was always a time that marked a fresh new start to the year. A new grade, a new group of friends. For parents, it marks a bit more of the routine to get life back to the normal crazy.

While that routine will get jam-packed with sports and activities, this Spanish Potato and Onion Omelet is sure to bring everyone to the table for a hardy breakfast to start the day.

Don't let these ingredients fool you. Yes, the recipe does call for a full cup of olive oil, but it is only to fry the potatoes, and bring them to a decent crisp. All that oil is not reincorporated back into the dish; in fact, you can skip that oil, microwave the potatoes, then crisp them in a pan to save time and cut the fats.

It comes with easy instructions to flip it and cut it like a pie, too.

This breakfast is sure to hold your crew with protein and nutrition until lunch.


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Which onion do I use?

Red, white, yellow?

It's time to know your onions

Your recipe calls for onions, but which do you use? There is a distinct difference in the types of onions you use. You may notice when you go out to a restaurant, red onions tend to be popular -- that's mostly for presentation and adding color to dishes.

Each onion has its own distinct characteristics, which you may favor over any other. The best part is, you can use your onions in a variety of dishes and a variety of ways.

It wouldn't be fair to say that one onion over an other is less tear-inducing. So you might as well know, they'll probably all induce a tear here or there.

Here's the run down which onions to use in your recipes.

See Video Here.

Red onions are sweeter than most and are great for pickling or eating raw. They are a great choice for grilling, charbroiling and roasting, and make exceptional accompaniments in salads and sandwiches. Try this Roasted Onion Recipe.

Yellow onions are the most common, and they are considered the reliable stand-by. They turn rich, dark brown when cooked and give French Onion Soup its tangy sweet flavor. Use them in stews, soups and as vegetables paired with roasted meats. This recipe for Sheet Pan-Style Buddha Bowls may make you love yellow onions the most!

White onions pack the most crunch of the bunch. They are used in salads, white sauces, and are a traditional onion in classic Mexican cuisine. They have a golden color and a sweet flavor when sautéed. Try white onions in this recipe of Creamed Peas in Onions on the Half Shell.

Spring fresh onions, such as Vidalia or Walla Walla, have tons of water content and are sweeter than the others. They make amazing onion rings and bake well. Try out a spring fresh onion in this recipe for chocolate chip cookies.




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Easy ways to get more onions in your diet

Chinese study finds eating more onions helps reduce colorectal cancer by as much as 79 percent

If you hadn’t heard, a new study published this year showed that those who eat a diet strong in onions and garlics (Allium plants) stand a significantly higher chance of avoiding colorectal cancer. The recommendation for that perfect recipe for gut health means eating roughly 1 onion a week.

A study in China this past spring revealed that a diet steady in allium vegetables (onions, garlic, leeks, etc.) could stave off the risk of colorectal cancer by as much as 79 percent. That kind of onion consumption — the study recommended 35 pounds a year — also helps keep a body healthy by providing necessary vitamins and nutrients to ward off heart disease and cancers and also keep the gut working at optimum speed.

An easy way to get your 35 pounds of onions per year into your diet is this: 1 large onion a week — two for good measure. Mix them up by color, keep them all the same — every onion is packed with nutrition. Since cut onions have a refrigerator shelf life of about seven days, you can be rest-assured you will not have to waste anything if you set out a good plan.

For each week, use your onion strategically to reduce spoilage and get the vital nutrition your body needs. Dice up one onion and sprinkle it in omelets, salads and tacos, or your favorite canned vegetables. Cut up the rest and sauté it with peppers and serve on top of your favorite protein.

You can even jazz up a can of baked beans with a diced onion. Heck, slice up some link sausage and you have yourself a hearty meal. Get creative. However you use them, you can't go wrong with adding more onions.


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