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What is the Difference Between Spring Onions, Green Onions, and Scallions?

So, what exactly is a spring onion? Spring onions

So, what exactly is a spring onion? Spring onions are just baby onions. Yes, the “normal” onion bulbs you buy from the grocer store dried without tops. If you’ve never seen onions growing in a garden or freshly picked and piled up at a farmers market, you may not really think of them as having tall green leaves, but they do! Onions are bulbs that grow underground, while their green parts grow aboveground. Spring onions have a wonderfully mild, sweet, and savory flavor, and both the bulbs and the tops can be used. The skin around the bulbs can be either purple, as mine here are, or white.

I bought a bunch of spring onions and green onions at Whole Foods to show you the difference in the image above. Spring onions are larger, and have larger bulbs, than the green onions or scallions you may be more familiar with. Scallions are actually a different variety and their bulbs stay straight and narrow. Both are sold in bunches and do look similar. Since there’s more to love/cook, spring onions are fantastic charred on a grill, roasted, or pan fried. The flavor reminds of a combination between onions, pearl onions, and leeks.

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Green Onion Powder Variations

Making your own green onion powder is so easy that you can easily add in variations to boost the flavours before drying the onions and grinding into a powder. Think about these variations:

Charred Green Onion Powder

Before drying the onions char them on a grill or in a griddle pan to scorch the outside. This layer of charred or even burnt onion will give the finished green onion powder a flavourful charred character to anything you add the powder too.

Smoked Green Onion Powder

Sticking the green onions in a smoker for a few hours before dehydrating and grinding add massive flavour and is a great way to add a smoky note to any dish you add them to.

7. Green garlic

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According to Kitchn: “Green garlic is really just a young garlic plant.” Green garlic is sourced from the leafy stalks of the plant that grow above ground, whereas standard garlic is sourced from the bulbs that grow below ground. Green garlic is harvested before those bulbs have matured and it has a much more mild taste than the garlic cloves used in so many dishes. As such, it is much less overpowering and is a good substitute for green onions.

Also, unlike a regular clove of garlic which cannot well be eaten raw (you can safely eat raw garlic, for the record, but you will very likely regret your decision), green garlic can be sliced and added to many dishes raw, thus matching green onions in handling as well as being a decent (albeit decidedly more “garlicy”) alternative in terms of taste. 

Green garlic is a fine direct substitute for green onions in terms of texture and the way you will cook it, just know that it will impart more of a garlic flavor and aroma than an onion profile, which may not work with all dishes.


Instructions Checklist
  • Use a fork to mix flour and boiling water in a large bowl. Knead dough into a ball. Cover bowl with plastic wrap; let dough rest for 30 to 60 minutes.


  • Evenly divide dough into 16 pieces. Roll each piece into a 1/4 inch thick circle. Brush each circle with oil, season with salt and pepper, and sprinkle with about 1 teaspoon of green onions. Roll up, cigar style; coil each pancake and pinch open ends together to form a disc. Roll each circle flat to about 1/4 inch thickness.

  • Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet. Fry cakes until golden brown, about 2 minutes on each side. Add more oil between batches, if necessary.

5. Yellow onions

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Yellow onions are such a common foodstuff most people take them for granted, but try to imagine life if they were suddenly unavailable or even simply scarce and expensive. Countless recipes commence with the cooking of this vegetable and their flavor is an absolute necessity both as a base and, in many cases, as the main player, as in certain soups and roasted dishes.

While more potent than green onions and while they must be chopped and cooked differently than their milder counterpart, yellow onion, sliced thin and cooked properly, can be used as a substitute for green onions in many dishes, such as in omelets or soups. They also have the added benefit of excellent shelf stability and can be chopped then frozen. 

As with leeks, yellow onions should be at least lightly cooked if you want to add them to a dish in lieu of raw chopped green onions. When used in a cooked state, The Pioneer Woman blog says you can swap in an equal volume of yellow onion for green onion. If you’d prefer your dish to be less pungent, just adjust the quantity down some, as yellow onions have a lot more potency than green onions.

Marinated Mushroom, Tomato, and Scallion Skewers

Marinate vegetables in a quick sherry vinaigrette before charring on the grill for an easy appetizer or main course when served over rice. See recipe.Photo by Gregory Waldo


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