How to prepare a spring onion


How to prepare a spring onion
Delicious, young spring onions are a sure sign that spring is well and truly here. They need a particular preparation, but here's how to do it easily.
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Last modified on: May 1st 2022

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For 1 spring onion, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 1 spring onion 2 springs onion 3 springs onion
How long does it take?
Time required for this recipe:
PreparationStart to finish
5 min.5 min.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1
How to prepare a spring onion : Photo of step #1
Spring onions are very long, with a white base and green tops.

Stage 2 - 1 min.
How to prepare a spring onion : Photo of step #2
Start by trimming off the rooty base.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
How to prepare a spring onion : Photo of step #3
Then cut off the ends of the green tops, only keeping the greenest parts that still feel firm.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
How to prepare a spring onion : Photo of step #4
Starting from the top, pull the outer skin of the onion...

Stage 5
How to prepare a spring onion : Photo of step #5
...downwards and off at the base.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
How to prepare a spring onion : Photo of step #6
Rinse the trimmed onion.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
How to prepare a spring onion : Photo of step #7
Then slice the onion thinly, starting with the white base...

Stage 8
How to prepare a spring onion : Photo of step #8
...up to the green tops.

Stage 9
How to prepare a spring onion : Photo of step #9
Your spring onion is ready to use in your recipe.
Remarks
Spring onions should always be really fresh, as they go soft on keeping and the green tops wilt rapidly.
Keeping
Once sliced, should be used the same day.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
41 Kcal or 172 Kj3 gr11 gr0 gr
2 %1 %1 %0 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
33 Kcal or 138 Kj2 gr9 gr0 gr
2 %1 %1 %0 %
Per spring onion
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
41 Kcal or 172 Kj3 gr11 gr0 gr
2 %1 %1 %0 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 spring onion : 0.15 €

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