making life sweeter
There’s nothing quite like the flavor of a fresh, true sweet onion, but cooking with these little gems can be a bit tricky. The unique composition of a sweet onion makes them a wonderful ingredient in some dishes and a terrible choice for others. For the best results when cooking sweet onions consider these helpful tips:

Use sweets: Raw in sandwiches and salads; lightly grilled-whole or sliced, gently roasted or quickly baked; in stir-frys; power bowls, street tacos and other fresh fare. They are delicious caramelized but take care not to stir them too rigorously or cook them at too high a temperature

Avoid using in: Slow-cooker or long-simmering recipes like chili, stews, soup or in baked casserole dishes. Prolonged cooking breaks down the delicate texture and flavor of sweet onions.

Please browse through our wonderful selection of Sweetie Sweet Onion Recipes below. You’re sure to find some that will become family favorites. We invite you to join our Onion ObsessionSM Club to periodically receive information and recipes featuring onions.
Chicken Quesadillas with Fresh Garden Salsa
For the quesadillas:
4 10 inch flour tortillas
6 ounces Mexican-blend or cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup cooked chicken, chopped
Nonstick cooking spray

For the salsa:
2 medium-sized fresh tomatoes, chopped
1/2 red or sweet onion, finely chopped
2 serrano chiles or 1 jalapeño chile, seeded and minced
Juice of one lime
1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro
Salt and pepper, to taste
Make the salsa: Combine all salsa ingredients in a non-reactive bowl, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Make the quesadillas: Place two tortillas on a work surface and add chicken and cheese, distributing evenly amongst the two tortillas. Cover with the remaining tortillas.

Heat a large grill pan or skillet to medium. Coat the pan with nonstick cooking spray and add quesadillas. Cook for 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the tortillas have crisped up. Remove from heat, slice and serve with salsa on the side.
Chicken Quesadillas with Fresh Garden Salsa
These quick and easy-to-prepare quesadillas make a great lunch or after-school snack. You'll have 2 quesadillas and about 2 cups of salsa using the recipe below; the extra salsa is great on grilled chicken or a piece of salmon.
10 minutes
10 minutes
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Grilled Veggie Submarine Sandwiches
Grilled Veggie Submarine Sandwiches
Creamy Baked Penne with Onions
Creamy Baked Penne with Onions
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