Editor’s Note: Scallions are in season and they’re a great springtime treat!
Scallions are a lighter version of the onion, making them milder and sweeter to the palate. They aren’t overwhelming and don’t overshadow other ingredients in a recipe and are in season from April through the whole summer. Scallions can be added raw to dishes as in salads, or cooked into a meal.
Sautéed scallions, joining forces with mushrooms, create a very sweet and light vegetable dish. You can have them as tapa, or as a side to any protein you wish. If you are vegetarian, brown rice would be the perfect match to create a warming, wholesome meal.
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My abuelita would serve Champiñones con Ajetes as a tapa on Sundays before the main meal which would often be paella. Beware if you’re a carb counter, bread is almost always a must-have to go along with this dish!
Nutrition • Another healthy and light super food, at only 32 calories per cup, it also has 3 grams of fiber and almost 10% of your daily needs for iron and potassium so eat up!
SAUTÉED SCALLIONS WITH MUSHROOMS (CHAMPIÑONES CON AJETES) Yield: 4 servings Prep Time: 25 minutes
Ingredients 1 lb mushrooms of your choice, sliced. 8 scallions 2 TBSP olive oil Freshly ground black pepper to taste Salt to taste