November 12, 2020 2 min read

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Do you know if you’re using the right onion? It may seem like a silly question, but with so many types of onions, you could be completely changing the flavour of your dish without even realising! 

Let your dishes’ true flavour shine with these 5 tasty onion tips:

1. Red Onions

Red onion is best enjoyed raw making it perfect for guacamole, pickled onions, salads, and sandwiches. Not only will Red onion add a bit of zing to your plant-based dishes, it is also sure to give them a beautiful POP of colour!

Eager to give these colourful onions a try? Check out our  Latin American Edition of Vegan Bowls for 30+ tasty recipes perfect for a touch of Red Onion.


2. Yellow Onions

Not to be confused with Sweet Onions, Yellow Onions caramelize beautifully making them ideal for cooking. With delicious flavours ranging from sharp to sweet the longer they cook, Yellow Onions allow for a scale of creative flavours in the kitchen!

Yellow Onions pair perfectly with our Mediterranean Edition of Vegan Bowls. This eBook is filled with creamy pastas, hearty pizzas, and colourful sides just waiting for a touch of caramelized yellow onion.


3. White Onions

Known for their sharp, spicy flavour and tender texture, White Onions are the perfect edition to raw dishes such as chutneys, salsas, and Bruschetta. If looking for a bit of colour in your dish, simply substitute half the amount of White Onion for Red the similar yes unique flavours will pair beautifully in any raw dip. 

Embrace the raw crunch of White Onions with our Raw Edition of Vegan Bowls. With 40+ no-cook recipes, these scrumptious recipes are the perfect platter for a bit of onion spice. 


4. Sweet Onions

The mildest of the onions, Sweet Onions are exactly that — sweet! Toss them in stir-frys, roast with your favourite veggies, or create the crunchiest of onion rings. When it comes to Sweet Onions, the possibilities are endless and always super tasty. 

Whether crunchy toppings or bold flavours in rice and noodles, Sweet Onions are ideal for the Effortless Edition of Vegan Bowls. Filled with colourful, flavourful and aromatic recipes, your Sweet Onions will feel right at home with these dishes.


5. Shallots

The golden child of onions! It’s delicately sweet flavour with a touch of sharpness makes them the perfect addition to salads, dressings, and garnishes. Warning: take care while heating! Shallots can lose their flavour much quicker than their sharper and crunchier counterparts. 

What better way to celebrate shallots than with theVegan Bowls Cookbook. Add your shallots to delicious dressings drizzled over Oven Fries, and your favourite Rainbow Nourishing Bowls. With 100+ plant-based recipes to try, you’ll be a shallot master in no-time! 

(The Vegan Bowls Cookbook is available inebook andhardcover!) 


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