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.
Our Favorite Mixed Salad
10 ounces baby greens, washed and dried
5-6 radishes, washed and sliced
1 red or sweet onion, thinly sliced
1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
1 cucumber, sliced
1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, washed, dried and halved
1 cup garbanzo or kidney beans, rinsed and drained
6 ounces Feta cheese, cut into cubes
1 or 2 avocados, pitted, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup pecans or toasted almonds
1 mango, pitted and chopped
Store-bought salad dressing, for serving
Place greens in a large serving bowl. Arrange fruit, vegetables and nuts in groups around greens. Serve immediately.
Our Favorite Mixed Salad
This "salad bar in a bowl" is loaded with sweet fruit pieces, crunchy veggies and protein-packed nuts. We like to serve this family style in a big serving bowl; make sure when arranging the salad to group all of the ingredients so that your diners can take what they like. This recipe makes 4 salads.
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Golden Thai Chicken Curry
Golden Thai Chicken Curry
Grilled Summer Veggie Salad with Herbed Goat Cheese
Grilled Summer Veggie Salad with Herbed Goat Cheese
Roasted Beetroot, Caramelized Onion and Feta Phyllo Tart
Roasted Beetroot, Caramelized Onion and Feta Phyllo Tart
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