How to cook Spring Onions
Trim spring onions and give them a rinse. You may also need to peel off any outer layers if they look brown or papery.
Soaking sliced spring onion in iced water makes for a gentler flavour, but also makes them extra crunchy – double win! Perfect for salads and crispy duck pancakes.
WHAT ARE SPRING ONIONS?
Spring onions are part of the allium family, which also includes onions, leeks, chives and garlic.
They have a mellower flavour than regular onions, and so are often used as a garnish or only very briefly cooked. You can eat the green tops as well as the small white bulb.
WHEN ARE SPRING ONIONS IN SEASON?
Available all year round, spring onions are great for growing at home as they’ll be ready to eat about 8 weeks after sowing the seeds.
HOW TO STORE SPRING ONIONS
Spring onions should be refrigerated for maximum freshness.
What are the health benefits?
Spring onions are a great source of vitamin C, which helps to keep our immune system working properly so that we can fight illness and flu. 8 spring onions or 80g counts as one of your 5-a-day.