If you’re looking for an easy side dish, you’ll love this easy, grilled scallions recipe. The fresh allium flavor is delicious!
Grilled scallions pair so well with many dishes - you could serve this alongside roast chicken, pasta, or steak. You could chop them up and add them to salads or tacos.
You can make these on a gas grill, charcoal grill, or in a grill pan.
What Makes these Grilled Scallions Great
This recipe showcases the beauty of scallions - they’re a worthy green veggie and they deserve a chance to shine. This simple recipe really packs in the flavor!
Of course, scallions are typically thought of as toppings for stir fry dishes and mashed potatoes but give them a chance as a standalone dish and I think you’ll love them! They're tender and tasty.
These charred scallions are a real treat.
Here's what you'll need to make grilled green onions.
- Scallions - for this recipe you can use scallions, green onions, or spring onions. They're all basically the same thing, except for the size of the white base. Scallions are picked earliest and are less mature. Scallions have the mildest flavor.
- Olive Oil - you'll only need a little olive oil for this recipe. I suggest using regular olive oil and not extra virgin olive oil, as the regular stuff has a higher smoke point.
- Kosher Salt - after grilling the onions, you'll sprinkle them with a touch of kosher salt. You can use sea salt as well.
How to Make this Recipe
Heat an outdoor grill to medium heat (or a grill pan to medium high heat). Make sure to clean your grill grates well, as you'll be placing the scallions directly on them.
While the grill heats, coat the scallions in olive oil. You can either toss with your hands or brush the scallions with a pastry brush.
Place on the grill or in the grill pan in a single layer. Grill for one to two minutes, flipping once, until fully tender (before the ends burn).
Remove the scallions from the heat. Place onions on a large platter or serving dish. Sprinkle with the salt and lemon juice.
What’s the Difference Between Scallions, Green Onions, and Spring Onions?
Guess what? They’re actually the same thing, just at different points in their maturity!
They can be harvested young without a bulb on the end (scallions) or allowed to mature with a thicker base (green onions) or form a bulbous end (spring onions).
Scallions will have the mellowest flavor and spring onions will have the strongest onion flavor.
They're all available year-round and will be long and thin with a dark green side and a white end.
Make sure to buy scallions without broken stems and with bright, white ends for the optimal level of freshness.
More Grilled Side Dish Recipes You’ll Love:
If you like grilled veggies, I think you’ll love these delicious and easy side dishes.
- Grilled Corn Salad Recipe
- Grilled Baby Bok Choy Recipe
- Roasted Zucchini with Yogurt, Dukkah, & Sumac
- Crispy Smashed Brussels Sprouts
Tips for This Grilled Scallions Recipe:
- Make sure you really wash the scallions before you use them, sometimes they're a little gritty or sandy, so make sure to get any residue off of them.
- Make sure the grill is very hot before you cook the scallions as you want them to sear quickly and get grill marks.
- 2 bunches of scallions (about 1/2 to 3/4 pound)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- juice from half a lemon
- Heat a grill to medium heat (or a grill pan to medium-high heat).
- Coat the scallions in olive oil.
- Place on the grill or in the grill pan in a single layer. Grill for one to two minutes, flipping once, until fully tender (before the ends burn).
- Remove the scallions from the heat. Sprinkle with the salt and lemon juice.
- Serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 67Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 195mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 0g