storing spring onions

How to Store Spring Onions

storing spring onions

Now that spring onions are in season, did you know there’s a special technique on how to store spring onions?  It’s true, there is a special no fuss method you can use to keep your spring onions fresher for longer.  And there’s no special equipment required, or multiple steps to follow.

When I used to buy or pick spring onions I used to put them straight into the fridge as they were, and they tended to wilt within a couple of days, tops.  There really is nothing worse than wilted spring onions when you really fancy an omelette (this recipe is my favourite).  Or my personal favourite way to serve spring onions – finely chopped and sprinkled on buttered potatoes!

How to store Spring Onions

Recently I learned how to store spring onions correctly.  There’s no special magic involved – just give them the cut flowers treatment!  When you pick or buy your spring onions simply keep them in a glass or vase of water on your kitchen counter top.  There’s no need to refrigerate – just keep the water topped up.

Here’s a pictorial representation!

how to store spring onions

Your family and friends might think you’re a bit crazy, but you’ll have the last laugh!  Your spring onions will stay firm and crunchy for around a week using this method, as opposed to lasting a couple of days in the fridge.

As with cut flowers, remember to change the water when it turns cloudy for optimum freshness.

You can also store celery, asparagus and other stalk vegetables in this way to help store them longer.  My kitchen is soon going to resemble a florist!

And did you know you can even regrow your spring onions once you’ve finished with them?!  It’s true – no sorcery involved!

Ps: if you found this articles useful then you’ll also enjoy my post on 10 food waste tips

pps: the glasses were a recent charity shop find!  Aren’t they pretty?

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