6 Recipes That Make Onion the Star of the Dish

The humble onion may be one of the most underrated ingredients in cooking. Although it’s used in most dishes, it can be seen as just an aromatic and not a key ingredient.

However, onions are not only packed with flavour, but also rich in nutrients that help with heart health, lower blood sugar, and promote better bone density. So, the next time you want to try something new, make onion the star of your dish with these 6 must-try recipes.

1. French onion soup


This classic dish is a no-brainer, especially during the cooler months, and you can easily make it using the Thermos® Shuttle Chef®. Learn how to make this staple soup dish that honours the humble onion here.

2. Caramelised onions


Caramelised onions may be one of the most basic recipes, but you can also use them for a wide variety of dishes including stews, sauces or just as a condiment to a classic hamburger. And the best part is, you can make caramelised onions without any hassle using the Thermos® Shuttle Chef®. Here’s the recipe. 

3. French onion pasta

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Are you a big pasta lover? Add a unique twist to your classic spaghetti carbonara by turning it into a hearty French onion pasta using the caramelised onions you just made with this recipe. 

Just imagine putting together all the greatness of a classic carbonara sauce and adding the sweet flavour of the caramelised onions to make the perfect pasta dish to take to work in your Thermos® Food Jar.

4. Blooming onion


Onion can be considered a classic side dish. But if you think that onion as a side dish couldn’t get better, there’s this almost-famous bloomin’ onion that will surely wow your fellow diners. Find the best onions in your local market, put your batter together, deep fry the onion and serve it with your homemade dip or soup.

5. Onion salad

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You see it in a lot of cuisines around the world, and now you can try this hearty onion salad, perfect for meat dishes. This Indian take on the classic onion ring salad is called “pyaaz ka lachcha”, which is thinly sliced onion rings seasoned with red chilli powder, lemon juice and salt.

Prepare a big batch of this onion salad and keep it in a Thermos® Food Jar to pair with your meal.

6. Onion tart

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Cheese, nutmeg and lots of onions - what’s not to love about the classic onion tart? This makes for a savoury dessert that everyone will surely love.

There’s much to love about onions and what you can make with them. Since you have them in stock all the time, why not play with onions by turning them into these wonderful dishes, sauces and side dishes that everyone in your family will enjoy.

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