19 Scallion Recipes | SAVEUR

19 Scallion Recipes

Crunchy spring scallions are more than a garnish

Mixed with sautéed onion, chives, and yogurt for a chip dip, roasted whole and topped with miso dressing, or even battered and deep-fried, these scallion recipes prove that the allium is so much more than just a garnish.


Butcher shops all across Sicily sell these bacon-wrapped scallions called Cipollate con Pancetta.

Matt Taylor-Gross

Six-Onion Pizza

A sweet and savory compote of onions, leeks, scallions, and chives are showcased in this pizza recipe from the Cambridge, MA, restaurant Area Four.

Todd Coleman

Garlic Chives with Pork (Cang Ying Tou)

For this quick, boldly flavored dish, known as "fly's head", look for garlic chives whose buds are still intact.

André Baranowski

Sautéed Onion and Yogurt Dip

This recipe is a far cry from the gloopy, mayonnaise-like onion dip you'll find in a jar at your local grocery store. It's light, tangy, and inspired by Persian mast-o-musir, a mix of diced shallots and yogurt or labneh. Here, the alliums are lightly cooked to soften their bite; it's the perfect thing to make for a beach picnic or summer cookout.

Matt Taylor-Gross

Fettucine with Corn Crema and Charred Green Onions

For a creamy texture—without the cream—Philadelphia chef Marc Vetri purées fresh, starchy corn into a thick sauce that he then tosses with smoky scallions for a succulent summer pasta.

Matt Taylor-Gross

Razor Clams in White Wine Sauce

Colatura, an Italian fish sauce, brings an umami note to this simple appetizer of meaty razor clams.

Michael Turek

Miso Soup with Scallions and Shiso

This clean-tasting, simple miso soup from chef Chris Fischer is made with dashi, a fish broth reinforced here with kombu and bonito flakes.

Elizabeth Cecil

Quinoa Salad with Snap Peas, Scallions, and Mint

This light quinoa salad, filled with scallions, mint, snap peas, and crisp haricots verts tossed in a Dijon vinaigrette, makes a perfect summer side dish for picnics and barbecues.

Matt Taylor-Gross

Soba Noodle Salad with Miso and Grilled Prawns

A miso marinade doubles as a dressing for a flavorful salad composed of watercress, scallions, and soba noodles. Get the recipe for Soba Noodle Salad with Miso and Grilled Prawns »

Farideh Sadeghin

Miso Roasted Scallions

Roasting scallions brings out their sweetness; finished with a tangy miso dressing, they make a great appetizer or side.

Helen Rosner

Grilled Snapper with Habanero and Scallions

Chile heat brings out the sweetness of whole red snapper in this Jamaican recipe.

Helen Rosner

Batter-Fried Scallions

Delicate onions turn crunchy and sweet when dipped in batter and fried. Thin scallions work best.

Helen Rosner

Scallion Pancakes (Cong You Bing)

Crisp, savory and easy to make, scallion pancakes are great for crowd-pleasing appetizers or snacks.

Todd Coleman

Sesame and Chile Ramen (Tantanmen)

Toasted sesame oil and hot chile oil spice up this porky ramen.

Todd Coleman

Korean Mung Bean Pancakes with Dipping Sauce (Bindaeduk Cho Kanjang)

These savory Korean pancakes are made from a batter of ground mung beans flecked with pork, scallions, and pungent kimchi.

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Fried Tofu and Bacon Fritters (Tofu Wanzi)

China meets the American South in these tofu, bacon, and scallion fritters. Get the recipe for Fried Tofu and Bacon Fritters (Tofu Wanzi) »

Todd Coleman

Spicy Yuba Stir-Fry with Edamame

Stir-frying yuba crisps its edges, intensifying its flavor and texture.

Todd Coleman

Chicken and Scallion Skewers with Yakitori Sauce (Negima Yakitori)

These simple chicken and scallion skewers gain loads of flavor from a basting of homemade yakitori sauce, a versatile marinade for most any meat or vegetable. Get the recipe for Chicken and Scallion Skewers with Yakitori Sauce (Negima Yakitori) »

Todd Coleman