Red onion recipes

Red onion

Mild red onions have a beautiful dark-red to purple outer paper skin. Inside, their crisp and sweet white flesh is edged with colour.

Recipes using red onion

Main course

Light meals & snacks


Starters & nibbles

Side dishes

Cakes and baking


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Buyer's guide

Red onions should have dry papery skins with no brown discoloration. Choose firm bulbs with even-coloured skins and no signs of sprouting; avoid any that look damp or smell musty.


Red onions are good to eat raw, chopped or sliced into salads, salsas, dressings and marinades, or you can roast them whole.

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