Leeks, Shallots, and Onions: Savory Allium Recipes

Leeks, Shallots, and Onions: Savory Allium Recipes

Faith Durand
Mar 30, 2010

Onions' sweet and savory tastes and pungent, tear-inducing sharpness combine to create quiet depths of flavor in so many dishes — but onions often don't get the credit. They play happily in the background, yielding the spolight to a dish's more glamorous ingredients. So here, in early spring, when fresh baby alliums are just coming up from the ground, is a roundup of recipes that each put the onion family front and center. From leek soup to onion and citrus salad, if you love onions, these are recipes for you!

1 Citrus and Onion Salad
2 Fennel, Orange, and Shallot Salad
3 Tomato Salad with Red Onion, Dill and Feta

4 Spring Leek and Lemon Soup
5 Creamy Leek and Yogurt Soup
6 French Onion Soup
7 Cream of Shallot Soup
8 Potato Leek Soup

9 Chicken with Shallot-Apricot Sauce
10 Florida Butter Beans with Caramelized Onions and Bacon
11 Cheese and Onion Sandwich Recipe
12 Leeks Braised with Wine and Garlic
13 Lemon Frittata with Leeks and Goat Cheese
14 Mushroom and Leek Risotto

15 Three Onion Jam Recipes
16 The Zuni Pink Pickled Onions
17 DIY Cocktail Onions

What's your favorite way to eat onions? Roasted? Caramelized? Sliced in a salad? Cooked down low and slow in a curry?

More about onions:
How To Dice An Onion: The Video
How To French Cut an Onion
Five Tips on How to Cut Onions Without Tears

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