The Many Ways to Enjoy Onions

A diet rich in vegetables and fruit is crucial to a healthy lifestyle.  Onions are one of the most versatile vegetables.  They can be eaten raw, sautéed, roasted, marinated or grilled.  Onions add layers of flavor and nutrition to your meals.  Here are several ways you can prepare 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.

Sauté 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 fill 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.

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