Spring Onions

Spring Onions

Allium | Scallions

Spring onions belong to the onion family. In some countries they are known as scallions, bunching or green onions. They are milder than onions, which makes them ideal for eating raw and using in salads. The green tops of spring onions are often used like chives, as a garnish or cut up in salads. These small white onions are harvested when young and green before the bulb has time to form properly. Tender and mild with a long white slender neck and hollow green tops, they are sold fresh in bunches.

Facts

Spring onions belong to the onion family.  In some countries they are known as scallions, bunching or green onions.  These small white onions are harvested when young and green before the bulb has time to form properly. Tender and mild with a long white slender neck and hollow green tops, they are sold fresh in bunches.

Spring Onions

Nutrition and health benefits

Spring onions are a good source of fibre and calcium. They provide high levels of Vitamin C as well as potassium. They also supply carotenoids and chlorophyll.

How to use…

Spring onions are popular for their taste, they are milder than most onions which makes them ideal for eating raw and using in salads. They are popular in stir fries, spring rolls and other Asian cuisine.   The green tops of spring onions are often used like chives, as a garnish or cut up in salads.

Spring Onions with potatoes

Storage Instructions

Please keep refrigerated. Keep in the fridge for up to 1 week. Rinse before use.

Recipes

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Egg Fried Rice

Egg-fried Rice

Ingredients 1 egg 2 tsp sesame oil 2 tbsp vegetable oil 200g long-grain rice (uncooked weight), cooked and left to go cold 100g frozen peas, defrosted (rinse under warm water to do this quickly) 4 spring onions, finely chopped 100g beansprouts (optional) 1-2 tsp soy sauce ground white pepper Directions Beat together the egg and sesame oil and put to …

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Couscous salad

Couscous salad

Serves 2 Ingredients 2 to 2 1/2 cups cooked couscous 6 spring onions, chopped 2 medium tomatoes, chopped 1 cup cucumber, chopped 1/2 cup chickpeas pre-cooked or canned 1/2 cup chopped dried figs 1/2  cup chopped fresh parsley 1/3  cup chopped fresh mint 3/4 cup olive oil 1/3 cup lemon juice 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp ground coriander 3/4 …

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