It may be the vegetable that makes people cry, but there's nothing to cry about when it comes to the health benefits of onions. This veggie has been linked to lowering the risk of prostate cancer (just like garlic), detoxifying the body and is a great source of vitamin C.
A staple ingredient in most cuisines, the most popular cooked onions are white and red. You can also cook with yellow onions, pearl onions, shallots, and of course, chives and leeks, which are from the same family. If you're cooking with onions, it can get pretty easy to slice them incorrectly. For the best even pieces (and few tears), cut the strips in one direction and rotate the onion in your hands.
And in case you missed it, last week we packed pesto.
Here's what you need to buy this week, while the other necessary ingredients (like pepper, salt and oils) are likely already in your kitchen.
- Red onions
- Guinness Draught Beer
- Bread crumbs
- Beef broth
- Soy sauce
- White bread
- Cream cheese
- Parmesan cheese
- Sweet onion
Monday: Crock Pot Guinness French Onion Soup & Irish Cheddar Crouton
Talk about a bowl of savoury goodness: This French onion soup combines Guinness beer and fresh herbs. Get the recipe from the Skinny Fork here.
Tuesday: Crispy Onion Rings
Onion rings don't have to be deep-fried and unhealthy. These rings are baked with panko breadcrumbs. Get the recipe from Closet Cooking here.
Wednesday: Parsley And Onion Salad
Made with red onions and fresh parsley, this salad can be eaten with bread or as a side. Get the recipe from Saveur here.
Thursday: Sweet Onion "Crack" Dip
Well, this recipe doesn't have crack, but it can be just as addictive. Get the recipe from White On Rice Couple here.
Friday: Grilled Vegetable Kabob
With grilling season here, try adding flavourful red onions to your next veggie/meaty kabob. Get the recipe from When Harry Met Sally here.
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