Grilled Spring Onions
The grill turns spring onions from a delightful fresh find at the farmers market into an amazing smoky side dish.
- Serves: 2 persons
- Spring or green onions
- Olive oil or vegetable oil (for brushing)
- Fine sea salt (for sprinkling)
- Freshly ground black pepper (for sprinkling)
- Optional: 1 lemon, cut into wedges
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Prepare a medium-high (400 F to 475 F) gas or charcoal grill fire.
Step 3While 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.
Step 4Brush 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.
Step 5Add 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.
Step 6Sprinkle the grilled spring onions with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
Step 7Spritz the onions with fresh lemon juice or serve the lemon wedges on the side so everyone can dress their own plate.