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Turn onions, a humble seasonal ingredient, into a week’s worth of dinners with inspiration from the list of recipes we’ve curated below. From white onions to shallots to green onions, these inexpensive flavour boosters are just thing to take your meals from ho-hum to huzzah!

Ontario Pear, Stilton and Kale Salad

No boring salads here! This Ontario Pear, Stilton and Kale Salad is full of robust yet balanced flavours. The Ontario pears add a refreshing burst in every bite, and the Stilton cheese and roasted walnuts adds a warm, heartiness to the dish. This is a great recipe if you are craving an extra delicious lunch or to serve as a starter salad to guests before the main meal. You could also add a favourite protein and turn this recipe into a healthy dinner.


Chorizo, Onion and Cheese-Stuffed Potato Boats

Go beyond the classic baked potato and impress guests by creating a restaurant-worthy dish with simple ingredients that taste very gourmet. Everyone will love these chorizo, onion and cheese stuffed potato boats!


Sweet Pepper Fajitas

Looking to incorporate more meatless meals into your routine? We think you’ll like this vegetarian fajita made with sweet Ontario Greenhouse-grown peppers, with black beans, corn, red onion and cilantro. It’s perfect for a fast weekday meal!


Gouda Grilled Cheese with Sautéed Ontario Mushrooms

This is a sandwich even the picky eaters will love! Sautéed Ontario mushrooms and onions add a meaty texture to this gooey Gouda Grilled Cheese. Enjoy this sandwich on its own, with some tomato soup or even your favourite Ontario craft beer!


Broccoli and Gouda Quiche

Try this delicious Broccoli and Gouda Quiche next time you have guests over and want to serve something special. Quiche seemed to go out of fashion but we think it’s time that it make a triumphant comeback! Quiche are perfect for entertaining because they taste delicious and are economical, using everyday ingredients.

Cabbage Roll Casserole

Cabbage rolls are traditionally served with perogies and sour cream. Some people also enjoy caramelized onions as an accompaniment. You might like to check out our recipe for Caramelized Onions – prepared in two different ways!


Roasted Garlic, Onion and Potato Soup

This hearty fall-favourite soup is full of wonderful root vegetables with added warmth from nutmeg. White mashing/puree potatoes in this soup create a creamy texture. Add this roasted garlic, onion and potato soup to your regular rotation—make either in a pressure cooker for a quicker meal or let it simmer on the stove and prepare other parts of your meal while you wait.