Full of sweet, ripe flavor, onions are great when grilled, but also try them in braises, stews, soups, and salads.

See the Recipe James Baigrie
See the Recipe Brooke Slezak

Cipolline in Agrodolce

Cipolline onions are cooked in a thick syrup of balsamic vinegar and sugar in this classic Italian-American side dish. Get the recipe for Cipolline in Agrodolce »
Onion Rings
Onion Rings These are the perfect accompaniment to any barbecue dish. We found this recipe at the Smoke Stack and Jack Stack chain restaurants while researching a story on Kansas City barbecue. See the recipe for Onion Rings » Laurie Smith

Persian Ground Meat and Onion Kebabs

These kebabs are made of ground lamb and beef and seasoned with turmeric, paprika, and saffron.

Potato and Spring Onion Soup

Though it may seem French inspired, this soup is based on two of the most basic vegetables of the traditional Irish diet and recalls the vegetable dish called champ—potatoes mashed with greens (often scallions). Get the recipe for Potato and Spring Onion Soup »
See the Recipe Owen Franken
Author and SAVEUR contributing writer Peggy Knickerbocker gave us the recipe for these simple hors d’oeuvres–among her fondest childhood memories of the elaborate holiday dinners her mother hosted.
See the Recipe David Sawyer
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See the Recipe Paolo Destefanis
See the Recipe Paolo Destefanis

Sausage with Peppers and Onions

Skillet-seared sausage with fried peppers and onions is a simple, filling campfire meal. For extra heft, pile the sausages and vegetables into fire-toasted buns.
See the Recipe Brian Doben

Prosciutto, Chile, and Onion Pizza

Spicy and salty, with just the right amount of earthy sweetness, this homemade pizza makes a perfect appetizer or main course.

German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad

Swiss Onion Tart

This tart, which comes from baker Nick Malgieri, uses a salty, smoky ham known as speck, a traditional ingredient in this tart; bacon is a good substitute. Get the recipe for Swiss Onion Tart »

Chicken and Onion Curry

Sweet Walla Walla onions, which we profiled in the SAVEUR 100 list in our January/February 2010 issue, are ideal for this Indian dish.

Grilled Green Onions with Romesco

Traditionally, this recipe calls for Spanish calçots and ñora peppers. Scallions and ancho chiles are good substitutes. Get the recipe for Grilled Green Onions with Romesco »
Sweet and Sour Onions This dish is beloved in Rome, where it pairs naturally with roasted meats like porchetta. See this Recipe Todd Coleman

Onion and Anchovy Tarts (Pissaladières)

Based on the classic French caramelized-onion tart with olives and anchovies, these little two-bite hors d’oeuvres pack a flavorful punch.
Sesame oil and rice vinegar brighten cabbage and red onions in this Mongolian-style salad that’s great served alongside dumplings.

Sweet and Sour Eggplant

This classic sweet and sour eggplant dish is rich and sweetened with caramelized onions and raisins.
See the Recipe Eric Bielsky

Cipollini Onion Hummus

Gently browned cipollini onions add an unexpected hint of caramel sweetness to this hummus, deepening its earthy flavors.

Creamed Onion Gratin

Sweet, translucent roasted onions marry beautifully with bechamel and Gorgonzola in this rich casserole. Get the recipe for Creamed Onion Gratin »

Chicken and Onion Tagine (Djej Besla)

Onions stew until soft and sweet in this satisfying one-pot chicken dish flavored with saffron, turmeric, lemon, and olives. Get the recipe for Chicken and Onion Tagine (Djej Besla) »

Lamb and Onion Curry (Gosht Dopiaza)

Tender lamb meets sweet, caramelized cipolline onions in this perfumed curry infused with cardamom, fennel, and cumin. Get the recipe »

Homemade French Onion Dip

Our favorite recipe for this classic dip showcases onions three ways: fried, roasted, and fresh.

Onion and Bacon Tart

The custardy batter will puff like an enormous popover in the oven while remaining crisp on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Get the recipe »

Parsley and Onion Salad

Parsley and Onion Salad
In this recipe trout is poached in a court bouillon, a fragrant broth of white wine, fennel seeds, and lots of onions.

Roasted Vidalia Onions with Herbed Bread Crumbs

Sweet Vidalia onions, grown in and around the namesake Georgia city, turn even sweeter when roasted with a savory herbed bread crumb topping. Roasted Vidalia Onions with Herbed Bread Crumbs »

Six-Onion Pizza

Six-Onion Pizza

Vermouth-Spiked Cocktail Onions

Vermouth adds sweet depth to these bar essentials, the key to a classic Gibson martini.

Fettuccine with Brussels Sprouts, Cranberries, and Caramelized Onion

Crisp-tender brussels sprouts and sweet-sour cranberries balance perfectly with a tangy vermouth-based broth in this pasta dish.

Whole Roasted Branzino with Fennel and Onions

Onions and fennel provide a flavorful base for whole roasted fish. Get the recipe for Whole Roasted Branzino with Fennel and Onions »


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These tarragon-flavored pickles pair well with Iranian meatballs and other meat dishes. See the recipe for Torshi-e Piaz »