How To Cut Green Onions

You are going to learn how to cut green onions. These onions are great for a light onion flavor and great addition to all kinds of dishes.

You might be wondering if you eat the entire onion, do you eat the white part? People also wonder if green onions are scallions and the answer is yes.

They are the same and they are called both.

Now don’t be afraid to cut up the entire green onion. The entire onion is edible and you get the benefit of a stronger flavor with the white part and more of a mellow flavor with the greener part of the onion.

Green onions being Cut

How to cut green onions video

Ingredients

  • bunch of green onions

Equipment

  • cutting board
  • chef knife

4 Steps on Cutting Green Onions

These 4 simple steps are going to yield you a sliced onion that you can use on all kinds of your dishes. Prepare your self with a knife and a cutting board.

Sharp knife

sharp knife for cutting

You want to make sure that your knife is sharp so it will be up to the task. You want to be able to cut the green onion with more of a slicing action so are keeping the cut clean.

Rinse green onions

washing under a sink with cold water

Go ahead and rinse the green onions to get dirt and whatever else could be on them from the farm. After you rinse them shake them out to get rid of the excessive water.

Cut the ends

cutting the ends of a green onion

Bunch the green onions together. Cut the ends off of the green onions. I like to cut them while I am holding the entire bunch. This will help give you a uniform slice as you cut the onions.

Cut into slices

green onions cut on a cutting board

Grab the entire bunch and start to cut the onions. You want to cut them in a slicing motion with a pull or push cut.

You want a slicing action to prevent crushing the onion and those little circles that you are most likely going for.

After you cut the green onions you are going to have to differnt types. Go ahead and taste them to see what I am talking about.

The whit part will have a lot more of an onion flavor and the green part will be a lot lighter. You can use the white parts as you cook your dish and then the green for a garnish on top!

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FAQ

When a recipe calls for green onions What part do I use?

Most likely if it’s being added to a dish that is cooking it would be safe to say that you want to add the white part of the green onion.

If it is being used at the very end of a recipe most likely you will want the green part of the onion as it will be more of a garnish or an addition to add some color to the dish. An example of this would be fried rice.

How long do you cook green onions?

You want to cook them as long as your dish needs. Think of the white part of the onion a little bit lighter than its cousin the yellow onion or shallot. Treat them the same way but think of the size of the slice and how quickly it will cook.

The green part does not have a ton of flavor and you will want focus on adding to a finished cooked dish or at the very end of the cooking of the recipe.

What part of the green onion do you eat?

You can eat the green part and the white part of the onion. Really all of it is edible but the roots that your going to want to cut off.

Green onions being Cut

How to Cut Green Onions

You are going to learn how to cut green onions. These onions are great for a light onion flavor and great addition to all kinds of dishes.

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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to cut green onions
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 2kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 1 pinch salt optional

Instructions

  • You want to have a sharp knife to prevent crushing the onion instead of slicing through it.
  • Wash the onions under water from the faucet or a bowl of water.
  • Cut both ends off of the bunch of onions. The idea is to make them square and to cut off the bitter root end and the not as clean cut top end.
  • Slice through the onion with a smooth rocking motion. The idea is to slice and not crush the onion.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 2kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg

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