Are you using the same type of onion for all of your meals?


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We prepare dishes using onions every day but often reach for the same familiar yellow onion in the market. There’s a whole world of onion types and flavors to explore; each one can make a big difference in the flavor and intensity of a dish!

There’s a great way to cut them without crying, too! Yellow onion There’s a reason yellow onions are so popular—they are both pungent and sweet and do very well in so many cooked dishes. Yellow onions are sturdy and keep their shape well; it’s hard to go wrong with this well-balanced onion.

White onion White onions offer an intense onion flavor, yet are more tender than a yellow onion in their raw form. Diced white onion is the onion of choice in salsas because it’s easier to chew. Purple (or red) onion This milder onion is ideal in raw form, imparting a sweet earthy flavor and bright color to salads and diced over warm vegetables such as asparagus or green beans.

Cooking purple onions darkens the color and makes them even milder, which may appeal to those who prefer a lighter oniony touch. There are other members of the onion family including garlic, leeks, shallots and green onions. All onions are not created equal but they are all integral to a well-prepared dish. Surprise and delight yourself by reaching for a different kind of onion at the market this week!

32 thoughts on “Are you using the same type of onion for all of your meals?

  1. This is so interesting – thank you for sharing! I have to admit to primarily sticking to yellow onions for cooking when I need them, I will try to change it up.

    1. Thank you so much peaceful tree. It’s nice to know that you found the share useful. Have a blessed week ahead. 🍃🌺🍃

  2. How wonderful I never knew this about onions. Great post. I especially loved the onion cartoon, that was just adorable. Great info as everything we make has both onion and garlic. Very helpful. Thank you. Sending some hugs, a triple shot and some wonderful hush puppies made with garlic, onion and jalapeños. Love ❤️ Joni.

    1. Hi Joni! So glad to know that you find the information her helpful. Onions are so full of flavor! Thank you for the warm tasty yummies and hot coffee! Smack smack, sip sip! 🧅🌶🧄🥐🍮🍮

      1. Thank you my friend. I know how to shake things up a bit now. ❤️🤗☕️☕️Have a blessed week. Hugs 🤗 Joni

      2. Good day dear Joni! You are so welcome. God bless you into another day of his goodness. Coffee and crumpets included.💕🌺🍮🍮🌈😊🥐🥐❤️❤️

      3. Yummy you have the best post and the most amazing food. Yea!!!!! Sending love. 🤗❤️☕️☕️☕️💐🌸💝🦋🦋flowers to you.

      4. Thank you for your kindness always dear Joni. I hope you’re having a of happiness leading up to a wonderful holiday. Stay warm! Sending aoc, coffee, treats and love.💕🎶🥐🍮🍮

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