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35 Scallion Recipes (+ Best Green Onion Dishes)

Brighten up your regular meals with these fantastic scallion recipes!

Scallions, also known as green onions, are a great addition to many dishes.

They’re a staple in cuisines worldwide, from American salads to Chinese stir-fries and Italian sauces.

Vegetable Pancake with Scallions
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The best part? They’re rich in nutrients providing you with a superfood to add to your diet.

In this roundup, I’ll introduce you to a whole new world of flavor.

From savory to sweet and spicy dishes, these scallion recipes will surely entice your tastebuds!

So read on and get the most flavor out of your food.

1. Chinese Scallion Pancakes

A fresh, warm scallion pancake is the perfect treat whenever you crave something different.

Once you bite in, the flaky and crispy exterior gives way to a slight chewiness. In addition to that texture combo, they’re also packed with flavor.

The scallions give these savory pancakes a fresh taste that’ll keep your tastebuds delighted.

2. Cream of Celery Leaf and Scallion Soup

Warm, creamy, and bursting with freshness, this soup is spring in a bowl! It features fresh herbs, sweet onions, and rich cream.

This recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight or a lazy Sunday afternoon. It’s not complicated, and it only takes 30 minutes to make.

Serve it with a slice of crusty bread to soak up the rich flavors of this dish!

3. Baked Scallion (Green Onion) Bread

When it comes to hearty Asian snacks, scallion bread always comes to mind. This bread boasts a crispy crust that’s soft and airy inside.

The addition of green onions makes it fresh, fragrant, and flavorful. This bread is the best Asian pastry, period.

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4. Pa Muchim (Scallion Salad) 

Pa muchim is the side dish you need in your life—and it’s so easy to make!

This Korean side dish is perfect for summer cookouts paired with grilled meat dishes. It serves as a crisp, refreshing foil to contrast the rich, meaty flavors.

Korean scallion salad will be your new go-to accompaniment whenever you fire up the grill!

5. Yakitori

If you’re looking for an easy way to eat chicken, look no further than yakitori.

The chicken and scallions are skewered together and glazed in a homemade yakitori sauce.

It’s grilled to perfection, infusing smoky, savory flavors into the chicken.

Serve them with a side of rice or noodles for a complete meal!

6. Ginger Scallion Noodles 

Get your noodle fix with this quick and easy recipe when the temperature drops. 

The noodles are tossed in a sauce packed with ginger, scallions, nuts, and other flavorings. It has a bright kick of flavor that’ll make your tastebuds jump.

This dish comes together in 15 minutes using ingredients you probably already have on hand.

It’s the perfect go-to meal when you need something fast and hearty!

7. Quick Pickled Scallions

Don’t know what to do with the abundance of scallions you have at home? Instead of throwing them away, make this simple pickled scallion instead.

The pickling process retains scallions’ fresh, sharp flavors that last for weeks. 

These flavorful bites are perfect for adding a pop of color and flavor to anything.

They go well with anything from salads, stir-fries, sandwiches, soup, and grilled meats.

8. Steamed Whole Fish

This Chinese-style steamed fish will impress your guests with its delicate flavor and simplicity.

This recipe uses steam to cook the fish leaving it succulent, juicy, and full of flavor.

The addition of scallions, cilantro, and ginger highlights the Asian flair of this dish.

9. Crispy Ginger Scallion Salmon

This crispy ginger scallion salmon recipe will be a show-stopper at dinner. The traditional flavor of steamed fish is given a new twist.

It transforms the rich salmon with the addition of ginger, scallion, cilantro, and soy sauce.

This dish tastes like you spent hours on it, but it’s ready in 25 minutes! It’s easy to prepare and sure to impress.

10. Miso-Tahini Soba Noodles

Looking for a healthy and refreshing dish that’s perfect for summer? Try this chilled soba noodle salad!

This salad is packed with scallions, cilantro, grated carrots, and crunchy sesame seeds.

The secret is the creamy miso-tahini dressing, which adds an irresistible savory note.

It’s satisfying, filling, and light enough that you won’t feel weighed down. 

11. Stir-Fried Chicken with Scallions

This dish is the perfect choice for a dinner that comes together in a flash. 

Flavorful chicken with a kick of scallions served over rice makes a healthy, filling meal. It’s a great way to add a little excitement to your table.

12. Sweet Potato Fritters with Scallion and Bacon

What do sweet potatoes, bacon, and scallions have in common? If you answered “nothing,” you’re right… and wrong.

Sure, these three ingredients don’t necessarily pop in your head when meal planning.

But they make a surprisingly tasty trio when they get together in this dish.

Crispy and seasoned to perfection, each bite of these is a little piece of heaven.

You’ll love how scallions combine with the smoky bacon and the starchy sweet potatoes. 

13. Charred Scallion and Artichoke Flammkuchen (German Pizza)

German pizza is a must-try when you’re craving pizza but want something different!

It starts with a crispy crust topped with crème fraîche, charred scallions, and artichoke hearts.

This pizza is the perfect balance of creamy, smoky, and zesty flavor profiles.

14. Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

This avocado green goddess dressing is light and refreshing that can brighten up your day.

Make your tastebuds sing with the perfect balance of creaminess and tanginess of this dressing.

It’s one of my new favorite dressings for salads or as a dip for nachos.

And best of all? It comes together in just 10 minutes using a food processor! 

15. 20-Minute Scallion Noodles

Here’s the perfect recipe if you’re in a pinch but need something filling. 

This dish combines noodles with scallions, broccoli, and other aromatics. It’s tossed in chili and garlic butter sauce to round out the taste.

A steaming bowl of this scallion noodles recipe looks like an ocean of flavors!

16. Classic Egg Salad

I love a good egg salad. You can spread it on toast or scoop it up with crackers. And of course, you can enjoy it on its own for an easy meal!

This delicious recipe is a classic for a good reason. It amps up hard-boiled eggs with mustard, mayo, herbs, and spices.

17. Pa Kimchi (Green Onion Kimchi)

Spring is the perfect time to enjoy a refreshing dose of green onion kimchi.

This Korean side dish is packed with flavor, and it’s the ideal complement to any meal.

It has a nice hit of spice that goes well with the crisp scallions. Every bite will surely make your tastebuds jump from the freshness and heat.

I know that it can be intimidating to prepare your kimchi at home. But I promise it’s really easy and absolutely worth it!

18. Chinese Vegetable Stir-Fry 

If you want something easy to make but still delicious, this recipe is for you! The crisp vegetables and the warm, rich sauce are just a delight.

Serve it over a bed of steaming rice and indulge in this hearty dish.

19. Million-Dollar Dip

Creamy, cheesy, smoky, with a crunch from the almonds and a zing from the scallions.

This dip is the perfect thing to serve when you have friends over.

It’s called million-dollar dip for its fantastic flavors, but it’s budget-friendly! 

It’s made with sharp cheddar cheese, bacon, scallions, and almonds.

I’m not kidding when I say this is one of the best dips you’ll ever try. No matter how much you resist, it’s hard not to eat this by the spoonful.

20. Parsley Scallion Hummus Pasta

I’m not saying this recipe has the perfect sauce, but it’s pretty darn close.

This creamy, vegan dish is an excellent base for a refreshing summer meal.

Every forkful of this pasta dish is bursting with flavor. This bright, summery dish features fresh herbs, zesty lemon, and earthy chickpeas.

21. Texas Caviar

Texas Caviar is a healthy and delicious way to start a meal or serve as a side dish. It’s packed with protein, fiber, and all the healthy stuff.

And how does it taste? It has earthy black-eyed peas, bright tomatoes, and spice from the peppers and scallions.

22. Sour Cream and Green Onion Red Potato Salad

Need a side dish that’s both a crowd-pleaser and a breeze to make? Nothing beats this red potato salad recipe.

The red potatoes are tossed to perfection with creamy sour cream and scallion dressing.

It’s the perfect accompaniment to the grilled dishes from your summer cookouts.

This recipe creates a zesty, flavorful salad to spice up your next BBQ party.

23. Egg Fried Rice (Gyeran Bokkeumbap)

It can be hard to make delicious home-cooked meals when you’re busy. But this Korean egg fried rice recipe has you covered.

It’s the perfect light meal bursting with flavors from the eggs and scallions.

A sprinkle of sesame seeds elevated this dish even more with an added texture.

Add any protein you like if you want a more filling dish. This recipe is a great way to use leftover rice from your last meal.

24. Mexican Tortilla Roll-Ups

Satisfy your Mexican food cravings with these creamy, cheesy tortilla roll-ups!

It’s a little spicy, a bit zingy, heavenly cheesy, and a lot of yum. 

These delicious appetizers take just 10 minutes to prep and require no cooking. Just smear the filling on the tortillas, roll them up, chill them down, and serve.

25. Chilled Tofu with Scallions and Soy Sauce

This chilled tofu will be your new go-to snack to beat the summer heat. It’s delicious with umami notes.

Tofu is the perfect base for whatever flavors you want to add! This dish pairs it with scallions and soy sauce for a flair of Asian cuisine.

26. Tuna Poke Bowls 

If you love raw fish and hearty salads, you’ll swoon over this poke bowl. 

This dish boasts raw tuna marinated in sauces and seasonings. It’s a simple recipe that highlights the natural flavors of fresh seafood.

Serve it on top of sushi rice, and top it off with your favorite fixings.

27. Vegan Taco Meat (Lentil Taco Meat) 

All hail the mighty lentil! It’s a tiny legume that packs a big punch for vegan meals. 

This plant-based alternative to ground beef will have you changing your Taco Tuesday plans.

The best part? It’s easy to make, and it comes with tons of health benefits!

28. Crunchy Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

This crunchy quinoa tabbouleh salad is a light, refreshing dish for a sunny summer’s day. 

The parsley, scallions, and mint add a fresh peppery kick, while the cucumber adds crunch.

Cherry tomatoes give the salad a bit of juiciness, and the apple adds sweet bites.

29. Scallion Herb Chickpea Salad

Is it spring yet? Because I’m ready for those longer days and lighter meals. And this scallion herb chickpea salad is just the thing to satisfy the craving.

It’s packed with fresh herbs like parsley and cilantro with a generous dose of scallions. This dish is the kind of salad I love for a light, bright meal.

30. Eggs with Soy Sauce Sauce & Scallions

To make this meal, you need eggs, soy sauce, scallions, and other pantry essentials. It’s great if you’re in a time crunch or tight budget.

This filling yet affordable dish is ready in just 5 minutes. Serve it over a bed of rice, and you’re good to go!

31. Grilled Steak Salad with Beets and Scallions 

A hearty steak salad a day keeps the dullness away.

This salad packs in loads of bright flavors and vibrant colors. It features smoky grilled steak, beets, greens, and peppery scallions tossed in aioli.

32. Kimchijeon (kimchi pancakes)

When talking about flavor and texture, these kimchi pancakes always come to mind.

It’s packed with the tangy, spicy flavors of kimchi with a savory, crispy bite.

Serve these pancakes with a side of dipping sauce to bring out even more flavor!

33. Vietnamese Grilled Razor Clams with Scallion Oil

This recipe for Vietnamese grilled razor clams is one of my favorites. 

I love how it combines flavorful clams with rich and fragrant scallion oil. It’s incredible!

The clams have a firm texture and a mild, delicate taste transformed by grilling. Every bite will take you through the wonders of Vietnamese cuisine.

34. Hawaiian Chicken

Looking for a delicious meal that’ll make you feel like you’re on a tropical vacation? This Hawaiian chicken recipe is the ticket.

The sweet and sour sauce is what makes this dish work.  It has notes of pineapple, soy sauce, and brown sugar. 

Top it with sesame seeds and chopped green onions, and you have a show-stopper dish!

35. Congee Recipe (Chinese Rice Porridge)

Congee is a true jack-of-all-trades. It can be breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It’s also incredibly versatile because it can be made spicy, salty, or savory.

This Asian staple is perfect if you need a pick-me-up when you feel sick.

It’s typically served with a garnish of chopped scallions, ginger, sesame oil, and soy sauce.

Congee is common in any culture across the continent, and you should try it, too!

35 Ways to Use Scallions

These scallion recipes are packed with flavor! From soup to salads to noodles and stir-fry, green onions are the perfect ingredient to jazz up your meals.


  • Chinese Scallion Pancakes

  • Cream of Celery Leaf and Scallion Soup

  • Baked Scallion (Green Onion) Bread

  • Pa Muchim (Scallion Salad)

  • Yakitori

  • Ginger Scallion Noodles

  • Quick Pickled Scallions

  • Steamed Whole Fish

  • Crispy Ginger Scallion Salmon

  • Miso-Tahini Soba Noodles

  • Stir-Fried Chicken with Scallions

  • Sweet Potato Fritters with Scallion and Bacon

  • Charred Scallion and Artichoke Flammkuchen (German Pizza)

  • Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

  • 20 Minute Scallion Noodles

  • Classic Egg Salad

  • Pa Kimchi (Green Onion Kimchi)

  • Chinese Vegetable Stir-Fry

  • Million-Dollar Dip

  • Parsley Scallion Hummus Pasta

  • Texas Caviar

  • Sour Cream and Green Onion Red Potato Salad

  • Egg Fried Rice (Gyeran Bokkeumbap)

  • Mexican Tortilla Roll-Ups

  • Chilled Tofu with Scallions and Soy Sauce

  • Tuna Poke Bowls

  • Vegan Taco Meat (Lentil Taco Meat)

  • Crunchy Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

  • Scallion Herb Chickpea Salad

  • Eggs with Soy Sauce Sauce & Scallions

  • Grilled Steak Salad with Beets and Scallions

  • Kimchijeon (kimchi pancakes)

  • Vietnamese Grilled Razor Clams with Scallion Oil

  • Hawaiian Chicken

  • Congee Recipe (Chinese Rice Porridge)


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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