Learning how to dry green onions is almost as easy as learning how to grow them, which means you get to enjoy fresh green onion taste all year long!
My family’s favorite Paleo dehydrator crackers call for green onions, which works out perfectly during the growing season. We simply pull a few green onions from the garden, rinse, chop, and toss into the food processor.
During the winter, it’s a whole ‘nother story! Which is why I decided to learn how to dry green onions so we’d always have them on hand for our favorite cracker recipe.
Dried green onions are useful for many other purposes, too:
- Add to soups or stews for a mild onion flavor
- Add to salad for a flavor boost
- Mix into hummus
- Add to biscuits or savory muffins
- Grind into dried onion powder and add to scrambled eggs
To dry green onions, simply chop and spread on dehydrator sheets. I like to use parchment paper to prevent the tiny dried onions pieces from escaping and making a mess.
Dry chopped green onions at anywhere from 95° to 135° F for 4 to 5 hours or until dry and crispy.
Store dried green onions in an air tight container.
Kathleen Henderson is the Yankee behind the Homestead, where she keeps up with Mr. Native Texan, three busy boys, a large dog, an assortment of chickens and an organic garden on three beautiful acres in Northern Virginia. Yankee Homestead is where she organizes her tips, tricks and resources for a healthy life. Favorite topics include real food recipes, gluten-free living, essential oils and home remedies, all things natural and nontoxic, plus mommy musings and homeschooling resources. Find out more on the About page