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Vidalia Onion

Produce-Pick

How to Select

Look for firm onions without decay or blemishes. There should be no sprouts attached and the skins should be dry.

How to Store

Store Vidalia onions at room temperature in the legs of clean, sheer pantyhose. Hang in a cool, dry, well ventilated area on elevated racks or screens. In the refrigerator, wrap individually in paper towels for up to 6 months. Vidalia onions can also be frozen, either whole or chopped. Frozen onions should be used only for cooking purposes.

Nutrition Benefits

Vidalia onions are fat free, saturated fat free, cholesterol free, sodium free, a good source of vitamin C and chromium.

Vidalia onion and Tomato Salad with Grilled Tuna

Servings: 4    Preparation Time: 30 Min     Calories/Serving: 160

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice, fresh or bottled
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp oregano

Salad Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb fresh/frozen Ahi (yellowfin) tuna steak
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 Vidalia onion, thinly sliced
  • Vine-ripened tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1 large head lettuce, washed, dried and torn into bite-size pieces

Directions:

  1. Heat grill. Whisk together dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Cut tuna into 1″ chunks and place on 2-3 skewers; brush lightly with olive oil.
  3. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Grill skewered tuna until desired doneness; remove from grill.
  4. In a large bowl, toss dressing with all vegetable ingredients
  5. To serve, divide salad on four individual plates; top with tuna.
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