How to Store Green Onions


I cannot get enough green of onions lately. I love the way they brighten up a dish right at the end, and they work with so many different flavor profiles; they can be mixed into fried rice, sprinkled on top of a chowder or tossed into a salad.  And, I’ve discovered a trick to make them last longer!

How to Store Green Onions:

Just place the green onions, white side down and roots still attached, in a small glass jar filled halfway with water. Place the jar on a sunny windowsill, and change out the water about once a week.

After a few days, you should see new green growth from your onions. As long as you keep the onions in a sunny, warm spot, and don’t cut the white part or the roots, you’ll continue to have fresh green onions.  It may be a little less effective in the winter (during the cold snap a few weeks ago, my kitchen didn’t stay quite warm enough), but overall, I’ve found that I have to buy green onions at about 1/3 the rate I was buying them before!

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