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Quick, Cook These Vidalia Recipes Before The Season's Over

We've found our new favorite ways to eat these giant, sweet onions.
08/07/2012 09:01am ET | Updated April 18, 2014

Vidalia onions are no ordinary onion; some even say they're sweet enough to eat like an apple (though this isn't true for everyone, so if you're going to try this please proceed with caution). Even better than eating this onion plain and raw is featuring them in the best vidalia onion recipes we can find -- like summer dips and savory pies.

First grown near Vidalia, Georgia, these onions are sweet due to the low amount of sulfur in the soil. And since they're so sweet, Vidalias are great for using in all kinds of ways: thinly sliced in salads, turned into crispy onion rings, roasting whole and even grilling. We are always discovering new ways to cook with Vidalia onions -- but we're pretty sure we'll never find enough.

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1
Tex Mex Baked Blooming Onion
Girl Versus Dough
Get the Tex Mex Baked Blooming Onion recipe from Girl Versus Dough
2
Sweet Vidalia Guacamole
The Clever Carrot
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3
Healthy Crunchy Onion Rings
How Sweet It Is
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4
Blue Cheese Vidalia Onion
Baked Bree
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5
Bacon Wrapped And Stuffed Vidalia Onions
Salted And Styled
6
Roasted Vidalias
Cook the Story
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7
Kale And Bacon, Caribbean Style
Steamy Kitchen
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8
Vidalia Onion Dip
Add A Pinch
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9
Chickpea Panzanella With Vidalias
The Clever Carrot
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10
Vidalia Onion And Peach Relish
Traveling Food Lady
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11
Vidalia Onion Gratin
Never Enough Thyme
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12
Parmesan Roasted Red Potatoes And Vidalia Onions
Cook The Story
13
Grilled Radishes With Tarragon Vinaigrette
Feasting at Home
14
Caramelized Onion, Gruyere + Pepper Bacon Whole Wheat Pizza
How Sweet It Is
15
Sweet Vidalia Onion Pasta Bake
Mother Thyme
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16
Asian Cucumber Salad Recipe With Cilantro And Vidalia Onions
Kalyn's Kitchen
17
Caramelized Vidalia Onion Focaccia
Cake Duchess
18
Tomato, Corn And Vidalia Onion Tart
Merry Gourmet
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19
Fried Egg Salad With Vidalia Onion Cheese Croutons
Family Foodie
20
Savory Tomato & Vidalia Onion Soup
Running With Tweezers
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21
Tomato, Feta And Vidalia Onion Salad
Garnish With Lemon
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22
Rosemary Vidalia Onion Focaccia
Dash of East
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23
Baked Vidalia Onion Dip
Buttermilk Lipstick
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24
Peach, Bacon And Onion Salad With Buttermilk Dressing
dulcet devotion
25
Vidalia Onion Tomato Pie
Blooming on Bainbridge
Get the Vidalia Onion Tomato Pie recipe from Blooming on Bainbridge Guys, you need to click through to this one for the finished product. Spoiler alert: there's a cheese mixture involved. AMAZING.
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Three-Bean And Vidalia Onion Salad
Aggie's Kitchen
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27
Grilled Peach, Vidalia Onion And Bacon Salad
TheBittenWord.com
28
Hoppin' John
Rinne Allen
Get the Hoppin' John recipe We cannot stress this enough: this stuff is not just for New Year's.
29
Tomato Gazpacho Salsa Recipe
Jeanette's Healthy Living
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30
Vidalia Onion Soup With Blistered Vermont Cheddar
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