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.
Grilled Summer Veggie Salad with Herbed Goat Cheese
For the herbed goat cheese:
4 ounces plain goat cheese, softened
2 tablespoons Italian parsley, finely chopped
3 Italian basil leaves, minced
1 small garlic clove, smashed and minced or grated
1 pinch red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste

For the leafy greens topping:
4 ounces baby greens, washed and dried
1/4 small sweet onion, very thinly sliced
2 teaspoons olive oil

For the salad:
1 zucchini, sliced into 1/3" rounds
1 large Summer-ripe tomato, sliced into 1/2" rounds
Olive oil, for brushing
Salt, to taste
Make the herbed goat cheese: Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Store, chilled, in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Heat your grill or grill pan to medium heat. Arrange zucchini rounds on your work surface and brush on both sides with oil and season with salt. Grill for 4 minutes, flipping once in the middle of cooking. Set aside for a few minutes to cool.

Make the leafy greens topping: Toss together all ingredients in a bowl with your (clean) hands. Set aside.

To plate, arrange grilled zucchini and tomato slices in layers on two serving dishes, dividing equally. Add a scoop of goat cheese to each plate. Add a handful of leafy greens to the top. Serve immediately.
Grilled Summer Veggie Salad with Herbed Goat Cheese
This show-stopper of a dish is fresh, clean and the perfect thing to eat al fresco on a warm Summer evening. It makes a lovely light lunch and is also good served with a piece of grilled steak. The herbed goat cheese also works well as a sandwich spread or eaten with crackers. This recipe makes 2 salads.
15 minutes
5 minutes
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