This is a sponsored post, brought to you by The Network Niche and Vidalia Onions. As always, all opinions are my own!
There’s something about eating in-season foods that just makes produce feel so special. Like when you get that first ripe strawberry in Spring, or dig into a juicy watermelon when summer hits, or in April when those first shipments of Vidalia onions hit the stores.
I always wondered why I only saw these sweet onions in the store at certain times but I never thought to look into it– in fact, that’s part of what makes a Vidalia onion different than the rest! They’re hand planted, harvested and cured between April to August, making them only available during a limited time.
Of course, that’s just one of the many things that separates Vidalia onions from the rest. Visit their site at vidaliaonion.org for more interesting tidbits! Their website has a ton of information, going over every single step in their process, from seed to table.
My husband is one of those people who will eat onions raw because he loves them so much. Since I don’t use a lot of fancy ingredients in my cooking, onions are garlic are basically staples that go into every. single. dish. that I make, no exaggeration!
In fact, we use caramelized onions in so many recipes that I’ve been saying for years that we were going to do a video showing the process, so this was finally the motivation that we needed.
When you slowly cook onions over an extended period of time, the natural sugars in the onions caramelize, resulting in this really sweet and savory combination of yumminess. Caramelized onions are packed with flavor, and Vidalia onions are the perfect tool for making this really stand out.
So what can you do with your caramelized onions? They’re a great way to really pack flavor into anything! But today I wanted to share a recipe for this simple tart made with chicken, mixed cherry tomatoes and onions. The flavors on their own are all simple, but when added with the onions the end result is ambrosial.
Do you love the taste of sweet onions too? Follow #OnlyVidalia on social media for more inspiration, or visit vidaliaonion.org!