April marks the start of Vidalia onion season, so plan to enjoy these mild Georgia gems now. Use them to add just the right amount of sweetness and onion flavor to sauces and savory entrées.
Try this light dressing for a splash of sweetness on your favorite salad. The combination of sweet onion and honey makes it especially nice on a colorful salad of fresh greens, roasted pecans, fruit, and salty feta cheese.
- Recipe: Vidalia-Honey Vinaigrette
Rustic Vidalia Onion Tart
Less is more with our savory free-form pie that boasts rich flavors and a short ingredient list. You don’t need a fussy tart pan—simply place the crust on a lined cookie sheet, top with filling, and pull up the crust, pleating gently as you go. Easiest tart ever.
- Recipe: Rustic Vidalia Onion Tart
Vidalia Onion Side Dish
Complement a flank steak or Sunday roast with these super-easy microwaved onions. Or grill them alongside the main course to save steps while preparing the meal.
- Recipe: Vidalia Onion Side Dish
Pork Loin Chops with Pear-and-Vidalia Pan Gravy
Pears and sweet onions are a delightful combination that pairs beautifully with pork. This fresh pan sauce gives pork chops and gravy a deliciously modern (and lightened up) twist.
Simplicity and top-quality ingredients are the keys to this beautiful composed salad. Make sure to use sweet onions—they’re the only ones mild enough to serve raw—and the freshest tomatoes you can find.
Recipe: Tomato-and-Onion Salad
Vidalia Onion Barbecue Sauce
Barbecue sauce is a serious subject in the South, and vidalias make this sweet-and-tangy combination a tasty choice. It goes equally well on pulled pork sandwiches or grilled chicken kabobs. You can even add a splash to baked beans.
- Recipe: Vidalia Onion Barbecue Sauce
Sweet Onion Stacks
Recipe: Sweet Onion Stacks
Salty strips of bacon and a tart Champagne vinaigrette play against the layered richness of sweet char-grilled onions and creamy goat cheese. Feel free to mix and match the stacks, maybe even slip in a sliced peach or two.
Grilled Sweet Onion-and-Mango Chutney
This is our new go-to topping for anything grilled, from turkey burgers to pork tenderloin. Try swapping the mango for sliced peaches, plums, or nectarines.
Caramelized Onion and Swiss Popovers
A hot pan and oven temp get popovers off to a high-rising start; lowering the temp midway through baking helps prevent an out-of-the-oven collapse.
Crispy Fried Sweet Onion Rings
Store any leftover dredging mixture in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Make sure your oil is hot enough, and that it comes back up to temp, before adding the second batch of onions.
- Recipe: Crispy Fried Sweet Onion Rings
Caramelized Sweet Onion Tarte Tatin
For maximum flavor, use a high-quality brand of frozen puff pastry dough that tastes of butter and gives rise to crisp, flaky layers.
Bread-and-Butter Pickled Onions
Dialing back the sugar in the versatile brine lets the natural sweetness of the onions and vegetables shine in these quick and easy refrigerator pickles.
- Recipe: Bread-and-Butter Pickled Onions