Onions add a welcome kick to any dish and perfect to use in classic, comfort-food recipes.
Onions can be sweet or pungent, with each offering its own flavor profile. However, certain onion varieties are more suitable
for specific uses than others. Sweet onions are great raw in salads and for making quick pickles, while hotter brown- and
white-skinned onions are best for soups and stews, and for baking or roasting whole or in wedges. Red onions cook to an unappetizing
grayish brown, so use them only in salads or quick-cook dishes that allow them to maintain their glorious color.
First up is our Onion Tart. The earthy flavor of this tart, with touches of feta tang, pairs beautifully with a peppery, nutty salad for a complete and filling meal.
View Recipe: Onion Tart
Watch: How to Chop an Onion
Simple, sweet, and oh-so-yummy, this casserole is the ideal comfort side dish and pairs well with a variety of meat-based
View Recipe: Sweet Onion Casserole
If you are fed up with boring salads, dine on something with a kick. This salad blends tangy Vidalia onions, sharp blue cheese,
and sweet berries for a wonderfully delicious dish.
View Recipe: Pickled Onion, Blue Cheese, and Berry Salad
Not only are they light, but they’re also gluten-free and irresistibly crunchy. And yes, these are fried, but using proper
frying techniques yields foods with healthy fat levels. The two gluten-free flours reduce oil absorption while the rings cook,
which means fewer calories and less fat. The addition of baking soda and carbonated club soda to the batter also discourages
oil absorption by producing gas bubbles
View Recipe: Diner-Style Onion Rings
The refrigerated French bread dough used as the crust is quick, but it's also delicate. To work with it, find the seam in
the dough and carefully unroll.
View Recipe: Bacon, Onion, and Mushroom Pizza
You can make the onion mixture for this dish up to two days ahead of time. Refrigerate it in an airtight container, then bring
the mixture to room temperature before assembling the frittata. Serve with cut-up fruit and toasted bagels with cream cheese.
We call for baking the frittata in a cast-iron skillet; nine-inch pie plate also works.
View Recipe: Smoked Salmon and Onion Frittata
Serve this dip with rice crackers or mixed fresh vegetables. Making the recipe a day ahead allows the flavors to meld.
View Recipe: Roasted Sweet Onion Dip
It's worth the effort to make your own stock for this supersimple soup, but if you want to save time, you can use store-bought
lower-sodium broth. You'll need to reduce the amount of salt you add to the soup by half.
View Recipe: French Onion Soup
You'll use the tomatoes reserved from Braised Pork with Slow-Cooked Collards, Grits, and Tomato Gravy here. Purchase one pound
of pizza dough and use most of it here; the rest becomes grilled flatbreads for Red Lentil Dal with Carrot Salad and Coriander
View Recipe: Spinach and Onion Pizza
Serve with crostini, or melba toast. For an upscale version, thinly slice onions, and caramelize as directed. Then combine
cream cheese, mayo, pepper, and salt; spread over crostini, and top with onions and chives.
View Recipe: Caramelized Onion Spread