Green onions are such a versatile produce to have in your kitchen. They go great with eggs, soups, salads, on top of a baked potato; just about any dish can have green onions in it. The problem with green onions is that they go bad after a week or so.
I grocery shop once every two weeks and green onions are always on my list. I wanted to figure out a way to make them last longer so I did some research and discovered green onions can be frozen. Hallelujah! I love food items that can be frozen because it just makes my money go further.
Buying green onions – They generally come in a bunch and not individually, at least that’s how I find them in Utah grocery stores. When picking them out make sure you pick onions that have nice, bright green stems. You don’t want the ones that look wilted and dull in color.
Storage – Store them in your fridge until you use them or until you are ready to freeze them.
Cutting and freezing them in 3 easy steps:
Step One – Wash the green onions with cool water and then pat dry with a towel.
Step Two – Chop off the hairy root end. Then begin slicing the onions from the green ends and work up to the white end.
Step Three – Take a Ziploc sandwich bag and label with the wording “green onions” and then the date you are freezing the onions. Place the green and white parts of the onion in the bag. Squeeze out all the air that’s in the bag and seal the bag. I like to do one green onion per bag. I find that I usually only use one onion per dish so it makes it easy for me to know how much is in one bag. If I need more than one green onion then I just pull out however many bags I need. The frozen green onions will last 6 months.
That’s it. Super quick and simple and you’ll never have green onions going bad in your fridge again.