We know you were thinking about stocking up on nutritious fruits and vegetables, but you have extra. If you’re asking yourself how I can use a lot of onions, we can help you put them to good — and nutritious use — for the whole family.
More onions means a lot of options
Rest assured, when you have a lot of onions, you have a lot of options. They can be used in a variety of ways, from frying and grilling to caramelizing and sautéing or pickling. Every way you prepare them will go great in so many dishes, evoking a ton of interesting flavor into your meals.
- Pickled onions are good as a condiment, such as toppings on tacos, burgers, salads or crackers and cheese.
- Caramelized onions are amazing additions to desserts such as cookies or ice cream because they have natural sugars to help flavor the sweets. But don’t forget their value even as a topping to your favorite meat dish.
- Onions can be sautéed or roasted with meats and other vegetables to make hearty dinners. If you’re stuck on the process of cooking onions, check out this article: The correct way to cook onions
- Roasted onions can be used as edible “bowls.” Stuff them with your favorite meats and veggies and grains for a decadent backed treat. Try this stuffed onion recipe
- Tear off the petals, or slice them whole for onion rings, or dunk a battered bloom into a fryer for restaurant quality appetizers. Our Classic Onion Bloom is to die for.
- On Oklahoma chef found a great use for a lot of onions. It helps her out when she makes risotto. Chef KateLynn Dunning created Onion Butter, which she freezes and takes out to start her favorite risotto dish. She sautés the onions until translucent, then purees them and infuses them into butter, then freezes.
Can’t cook them up right now?
Did you know you can also store them in the freezer for as long as 6 months? Dice ’em or slice ’em and store them in the freezer for your next big meal. That way, you have no waste coming out of your kitchen.
The words “how I can use a lot of onions” don’t fall on deaf ears with the National Onion Association. Find all of our recipes here and get cooking to add great nutrition and flavor to your meals.