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.
Mixed Vegetable Pasta
8 ounces spaghetti or linguine noodles
2 tablespoons olive oil
8-10 cherry tomatoes, washed and sliced in half
1 small red or sweet onion, thinly sliced
1 yellow Summer squash, sliced into 1/3" rounds
1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives
1/2 cup chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 cloves garlic, minced
Handful of freshly chopped basil or Italian parsley (or a combination)
Freshly cracked black pepper
Freshly grated parmesan, for serving
Cook pasta to al dente according to package instructions. Drain and set aside. Be sure to reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water before draining.

Heat oil in a large skillet to medium. Add onions and cook for 4-5 minutes, until the onions begin to soften and become fragrant. Add squash, tomatoes, chickpeas and garlic and cook for two minutes more. Add pasta, pasta water and olives; toss to combine. Let pasta cook for 3 minutes to reduce the water. Remove from heat and add parsley and/or basil; toss to combine.

To serve, arrange pasta in serving dishes and season with pepper. Garnish with cheese and enjoy!
Mixed Vegetable Pasta
This Vegetarian pasta is on the table in less than 30 minutes, making it a good weeknight meal option. Feel free to toss in whatever veggies you like -- bell pepper, zucchini or some chopped spinach all make nice additions. This recipe makes 2 servings.
10 minutes
20 minutes
Looking for inspiration? Try these recipes:
Summer Garden Bruschetta
Summer Garden Bruschetta
Grilled Zucchini Rolls
Grilled Zucchini Rolls
Sweet and Spicy Rice Salad
Sweet and Spicy Rice Salad
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