Spring onions are delicious on the grill – they turn sweet and a bit creamy, adding lots of flavor alongside roast meats or as part of a grilled vegetable platter. Tender sweet spring onions take on delicious charred, complex flavors when grilled. Cook them for less time to preserve their fresh flavor, or a little longer for more sweetness.
- Trim any wilted greens at the top of the spring onions and cut the root off – being careful to cut right at the bottom so the bulb stays together.
- Brush spring onions with olive oil or vegetable oil.
- Put spring onions on a medium hot grill and cook, turning once, covered if possible, until grill marks appear on both sides and the spring onion is tender all the way through, about 15 minutes.
- Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste and spritz with lemon juice, if you like.