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How to Store Green Onions (Scallions)

 How to store green onions

Ok people, so if you learn anything valuable from this blog it’s going to be this. I’ve actually been storing my green onions this way for the last couple years. Before I discovered this, I was doing everything under the sun to try and keep my green onions from lasting longer than a few days (wrapping them completely in foil, putting them in a ziploc bag, etc.). Now, my green onions last for a week, sometimes longer.

See photo evidence below. The green onions on the right were purchased a week ago. See how nice and evenly green they are? Lovely!

So what do you have to do? Honestly, no fancy voodoo here. In fact, you don’t even have to wash and dry them (although I would recommend at least gently patting dry the green tops with a paper towel). Just take a paper towel, wet it with some water, and squeeze it out. You don’t want it sopping wet, just damp. wrap the roots loosely with the paper towel and then just store them in the plastic bag you brought them home in, or a ziploc bag, whatever.

Then just store them in your vegetable drawer like normal. I’ve even stored them out in the open in my fridge and it’s fared well (not as well as being in the drawer, but still not too bad). Below is how my green onions look when they’re ready for storage. Just loosely wrapped in the plastic, green tops peeking out.


Next time you buy green onions, give this a shot. Hopefully it’ll work out as well for you as it has for me!