Tender spring onions with charred romesco

21 ways with spring onions

  • Easy

Spring onions are a wonderfully versatile ingredient – make the most of them in impressive tarts and brunch dishes, or combine with potato to make delicious fishcakes

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Get the most out of cooking spring onions with our collection of must-try spring onion recipes. Whether you fancy homegrown flavours such as potato and spring onion soup or crispy cheese and onion fritters, or want to embrace international influences with spring onion bhajis, noodle dishes and more, we’ve got the best spring onion recipes to inspire you.

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Ingredients

  • Use thin, small onions available in spring, as they're the most tender

Cheddar soda bread with spring onion butter

Homemade spring onion butter is just the thing to slather on this cheesy, hassle-free soda bread. Because cheese and onion were made for each other.

cheddar soda bread

Cheese and onion quiche

Using spring onions alongside ready-made pastry cuts down the cooking time so you can bake this classic vegetarian tart midweek.

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Poached chicken with spring onion and ginger sauce

A simple spring onion sauce with fiery ginger tops tender poached chicken in this easy midweek recipe. The sauce makes more than you’ll need but it will keep in the fridge for a week and can be used to perk up noodles, scrambled eggs or a bowl of plain rice. Check out more of our best chicken breast recipes here.

Poached Chicken Recipe with Spring Onion and Ginger Sauce

Purple sprouting broccoli, spring onion and goat’s cheese tart

Tangy goat's cheese and fresh spring onions – it's a match made in heaven. Whip up this delicious seasonal tart recipe to show these spring flavours at their finest. Use your broccoli in these inventive recipes.

Goats Cheese Tart Recipe For Broccoli Quiche

Tuna melt with spring onion confit

This may take a little longer than your average tuna melt but there's a good reason. Gently baking the spring onion concentrates their natural sweetness, taking the tuna melt to another level.

Tuna Melt Recipe With Spring Onion Confit

Potato and spring onion pancakes

Combine spring onions with light and fluffy mashed potato to make these quick and easy pancakes. We use instant mash to make them even more effortless.

Potato and Spring Pancakes Recipe

Pork, kale and spring onion stir-fry

Try this spicy stir-fry made with pork tenderloin for a way to make your spring onions extra special – super quick to assemble with perfectly balanced red chilli, ginger and mirin. We have plenty of stir-fry ideas here.

Pork Stir-Fry Recipe with Spring Onions and Kale served in a round white bowl on a light wooden table

Spring onion bhajis with mint and coriander chutney

Combine spring onions with Indian spices, gram flour and lager to make a flavoursome spring onion batter. These crispy spring onion bhajis are great for the summer served alongside a vibrant mint and coriander chutney.

Spring Onion Bhaji Recipe with Mint and Coriander Chutney


Spring onion loaf BLT

Try putting your spring onion stash to good use by making an easy spring onion bread – perfect combined with frazzled bacon, fresh lettuce and tomato.

spring onion loaf BLT

Beef, ginger and spring onion noodles

Enjoy a bowl of Asian-style noodles with succulent sirloin steak, fiery ginger and crunchy spring onions. It's a great midweek meal packed with flavour and texture.

Beef Stir Fry with Noodles and Ginger Recipe

Potato and spring onion soup

Spruce up a potato soup with spring onion to make this satisfying, low-calorie meal. An easy vegetarian recipe that's quick to make, too. Check out our comforting soup recipes here.

Potato Soup Recipe With Spring Onions

Gruyère, spring onion and Marmite muffins

Why not make a batch of savoury muffins? These fun Marmite muffins are flavoured with Gruyère cheese and spring onions to make a moreish snack for your lunchbox.

Marmite Muffins With Cheese and Spring Onion


Potato, goat’s cheese and spring onion pies

These tempting mini pies are super easy party food for when you have visitors – you'll love wrapping them into parcels and sprinkling with nigella seeds. Click here for more vegetarian entertaining ideas.

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Sweetcorn, feta and spring onion pancakes

Try this tempting flavour combination with these sweetcorn, feta and spring onion pancakes, best served with crispy bacon and gooey maple syrup.

Sweetcorn, feta and spring onion pancakes

Spelt, spring onion and cumberland yorkshire pudding to share

If you're looking for a warming winter recipe with a twist, try this spelt, spring onion and cumberland yorkshire pudding recipe.

spelt, spring onion and cumberland yorkie to share

Ginger, spring onion and mushroom omelette

Make a speedy midweek meal for one with this quick and easy recipe for ginger, spring onion and mushroom omelette. Looking for easy omelette ideas? Try our recipes here.

Mushroom Omelette Recipe with Ginger and Spring Onions served in a black frying pan on a wooden board

Smoked haddock and spring onion cakes with dijon sauce

These spring onion haddock cakes are not only super simple to make, but are also packed full of flavour. Serve with wilted spinach or your choice of green veggies for a healthy midweek meal.

Haddock Fishcakes

Spring onion and prawn empanadas

Match spring onions with prawns to make empanadas – these Portugese dough turnovers are great for a picnic hamper.

Prawn Empanadas Recipe with Spring Onions

Caerphilly and spring onion fritters

Mix egg, spring onions and creamy Caerphilly cheese to make these delicious vegetarian fritters. Serve as a quick starter or light lunch with chutney and salad.

Caerphilly and spring onion fritters

Sesame, spring onion and sea salt crispbreads

This recipe for sesame, spring onion and sea salt crisp breads is really easy. It makes a big batch, but they stay crisp for ages in an airtight tin. They’re good with cheese, pâté, hummus, or avocado.

Sesame, spring onion and sea salt crispbreads

Spring onion, Wensleydale and ham pastries

This is a much lighter version of a cheese and onion pasty, using young spring onions and new season Wensleydale, which gives a fresh tangy flavour to the finished pastries.

Ham and Cheese Pie Recipe with Spring Onions
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