How to Dry Green Onions

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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This is the dehydrator I have. 

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.

More foods we like to dry in the dehydrator:


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  1. MaryAnn on 10/09/2018 at 1:58 pm

    Can you consider publishing your cracker recipe. They look yummy.

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