Gluten-Free Onion — Menu Plan October 16

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Onion is the theme for this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap. Onions are used in a lot of recipes for added flavor. Did you know it also has good nutritional content? According to The World’s Healthiest Foods, Onion is a good source of Vitamins B6 and C, Biotin, Manganese, Copper, Fiber, Folate, and more. Considering its health benefits of being anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, and anti-inflammatory, you shouldn’t be afraid to add plenty of onion to your meals.

Which onions do you buy: Shallots, Scallions, Red Onions, White, Yellow, etc.? And, how do you use them? Yellow Onions are considered all-purpose onions for cooking. They’re good for cooking with meats, stews, soups, sauces, and casseroles. White Onions are a little crunchier and less sweet. Use them in fresh salsas, salads, and stir-fries for a little punch of flavor. Use Vidalia Onions when you want a sweeter flavor: onion rings, roasted, sauces, and vegetable dishes, perhaps? Red Onions add not only flavor, but a little color, too. They are great for eating raw in salads and sandwiches. Scallions, or green onions, are good in salads, in Asian dishes, and garnishing meals. Shallots have a more subtle flavor and are good for adding just a little flavor to dressings and sauces. Of course, that’s just a guide. Use whichever onions taste best to you.

Here are some great Gluten-Free recipes I found with Onion:

Avocado Salsa @ Celiac Family

Baked Parmesan Onion Rings @ Cooking with Mamma C

Beef Liver with Bacon and Caramelized Onions @ The Gluten Free Homestead

Caramelized Onion Gravy @ Salad in a Jar

French Fried Onions @ Flo & Grace

French Onion Dip with Dill (Vegan) @ Veggie Inspired

French Onion Soup (Vegan) @ Abby Phon

French Onion Tart @ Holy Cow! Vegan Recipes

Fried Onion Rings @ The Spruce

Low Carb Gluten-Free Onion Bagel @ Low Carb Yum

Onion and Poppyseed Almond Crackers @ Yum Universe

Onion Bhajis @ A Saucy Kitchen

Roasted Sweet Potato-Red Onion Biscuits @ Gluten Free Gigi


Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Avocado Salsa

Salmon w/Balsamic Glaze

Broccoli Mushroom Quinoa

Monday – Spaghetti and Meatballs, Spinach Salad with Parmesan Dressing

Tuesday – Shredded Chicken Tacos, Avocado Salsa

Wednesday – Chili and Roasted Sweet Potato-Red Onion Biscuits

Thursday – leftovers

Friday – Buffalo Chicken Wings, Onion Rings, Celery and Carrots

Saturday – Salmon with a Balsamic Glaze, Quinoa with Broccoli and Mushrooms

Sunday – Pork Roast, Mashed Cauliflower with Caramelized Onion Gravy


Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Come back later to check this week’s post and see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for winter produce.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
  • The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme. We welcome suggested themes, too!

Need more menu ideas?

  • smallbuttonLaura at Orgjunkie.com hosts Menu Plan Monday every week. You’ll find links to hundreds of meal plans (not necessarily gluten-free) there.
  • Or, check out some of my past menu plans.
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