August 9, 2023

Green Onion Ginger Sauce

Harvesting onions gives you lots of green onion tops which are essentially scallions, right? I had about 25 onions in my Ely Hilltop Garden this year, and when I get all those scallions, I make this lovely green onion ginger sauce!

Green Onion Ginger Sauce

Green Onion Ginger Sauce

Yield: 1-1/2 cups

This is a great condiment for sandwiches, roasted carrots, dumplings, or grilled meats.


Green Onion Ginger Sauce

  • One 3-4 inch piece of raw ginger cut into 1/2-inch chunks (I don’t bother peeling it)
  • 1 small bunch green onion cut into 1-inch lengths you want the white and green parts just not the roots.
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • ½ cup olive oil


  • Place the ginger, green onions, and salt in a food processor. Chop until the mixture
    is rough but combined.
  • Scrape into a heatproof bowl with deep sides
  • Heat the oil in a pan until it begins to smoke
  • Carefully pour the oil over the Ginger onion mixture (it will bubble up so make sure you use a large deep bowl) stir and refrigerate in a jar.
  • I freeze this also leaving 1 inch of headroom on the jar

 Here are some more ideas for what you can do with the onion tops to make the most of your harvest:

1. **Garnish:** Finely chop scallions and use them for soups, salads, rice dishes, scrambled eggs, or even on top of grilled meats or fish.

2. **Stir-fries:** Add chopped scallions to stir-fry dishes for a fresh and oniony flavor. Start by cooking the white and light green parts first, and add the darker green parts at the end to maintain their vibrant color and mild taste.

3. **Omelettes and scrambled eggs:** Mix chopped scallions into your omelets or scrambled eggs for extra flavor and a pop of color.

4. **Salads:** Toss chopped scallions into salads to add a mild onion flavor. They work well in green salads, potato salads, pasta salads, and more.

5. **Noodles:** Sprinkle chopped scallions over peanut or sesame noodles

7. **Potato dishes:** Mix scallions into mashed potatoes, potato gratins, or roasted potatoes to enhance their taste.

8. **Savory pancakes:** Make savory pancakes or fritters with scallions mixed into the batter for an extra dimension of flavor.

9. **Grilled dishes:** Grill the whole scallion alongside meats or vegetables for a smoky and slightly charred taste.

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