Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Q & A: How Do You Preserve Spring/Green Onions?

I've been asked about preserving spring/green onions from a reader over on Instagram after I posted this picture sharing that I would freeze them.  The reader also had some specific questions such as …

Do they defrost okay?

How long do they keep in the freezer?

I preserve green onions by chopping them and then freezing them into 1/4 cup increments.   Some of the ways I use them are in soups, casseroles, omelets, meatloaf and meatballs.

Do they defrost okay?  They are limp when defrosted but that's not a problem in any of the ways I use them.

How long do they keep in the freezer?  I usually try to freeze a years worth and have never had a problem with their quality in that time period.

The other way I preserve spring/green onions is to chop and dehydrate them.  I use them in the same way as I do when I freeze them.

Another thing I do with dehydrated onions is to grind them into powder.   I use a coffee grinder similar to this one to grind them after they're completely dry. This powder works really well to sprinkle over things where you want the onion flavor but not the actual onion.  

How do you preserve spring/green onions?

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  1. I like the idea of the onion powder. These are great tips. Thanks

    1. Onion powder is tasty too … if you like onions! It's great for those who have a texture problem with cooked onions.

  2. I freeze them too and never have had a problem.

    1. Making Cents Of It All, thank you, I haven't ever had a problem either.

  3. I froze some but didn't seem to use them much. Now you have given me a couple new ideas in ways to use them. Thank you. Nancy

    1. Nancy, I hope you enjoy them these ways!


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