Grilled Spring Onions

Grilled Spring Onions

The grill turns spring onions from a delightful fresh find at the farmers market into an amazing smoky side dish.
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  • Serves: 2 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Prepare a medium-high (400 F to 475 F) gas or charcoal grill fire.
  3. Step 3

    While the grill heats, trim off and discard any wilted greens at the top of the spring onions. Cut off and discard the root end of the onions as well. Be careful to cut right at the bottom of the onion and the top of the roots so the bulb stays together and you can cook and serve the onions intact.
  4. Step 4

    Brush the spring onions with oil. Be liberal with the application of the oil—it prevents the onions from sticking to the hot grill and adds tons of flavor as it mixes with the juices from the onions.
  5. Step 5

    Add the onions to the grill and cook them, turning once, until grill marks appear on both sides and the spring onions feel fork tender all the way through, 8 to 12 minutes total cooking time.
  6. Step 6

    Sprinkle the grilled spring onions with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  7. Step 7

    Spritz the onions with fresh lemon juice or serve the lemon wedges on the side so everyone can dress their own plate.