Steam-Grilled Green Onions

Early summer brings an abundance of green onions. This recipe captures their sweetness at its peak, and takes about 5 minutes.

The post Steam-Grilled Green Onions appeared on Know Your Farms and and has been adapted here.


  • 12 green onions, rinsed, ends trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or butter, cut into small pieces
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste (optional)


  • Preheat a grill for medium-low heat.
  • Cut a sheet of aluminum foil to about 12×15 inches. Arrange the green onions side by side in the center of the foil sheet. Sprinkle the onions evenly with the garlic, salt, and pepper. Arrange butter over the onions. Keeping the green onions flat, fold the foil to make a sealed cooking pouch.
  • Place the foil packet on the preheated grill away from the main heat source. Allow the green onions to steam 5 to 7 minutes.
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