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Ramps, Green Garlic & More Spring Alliums—and 19 Ways to Cook Them

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The mighty onion is one of the most important vegetables in our cooking arsenal. Think about it—open just about any savory cookbook, and you'll find that onions are an integral starting point to a whole host of recipes, long-cooked dinner mains and lighter salad affairs alike. That said, it can be difficult (though not impossible) to feature these punchy, pungent roots as the foremost flavor on your plate. Until spring rolls around, that is.

With the change in weather also comes the arrival of an abundance of alliums (the plant family to which onions belong) that have a livelier, lighter, and slightly funkier flavor profile than their more mature, year-round relatives. Garlic scapes! Ramps! Green onions galore! These buds are primed and ready to take a starring role in your spring menu. To get you started, here are 19 recipes to celebrate all of the aromatic alliums this season.

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Georgian Khachapuri Filled with Ramps, Green Onions, Herbs, and Cheese
Georgian Khachapuri Filled with Ramps, Green Onions, Herbs, and Cheese
Sweet & Spicy Pickled Ramps
Sweet & Spicy Pickled Ramps
Green Rice
Green Rice
Roasted Potato, Sunchoke, and Asparagus Salad with Ramps
Roasted Potato, Sunchoke, and Asparagus Salad with Ramps
Molly Stevens' Sweet Braised Whole Scallions
Molly Stevens' Sweet Braised Whole Scallions
The Jewels of the Spring Salad: Shaved Asparagus with Burrata, Radish & Cucumber
The Jewels of the Spring Salad: Shaved Asparagus with Burrata, Radish & Cucumber
Justin Burdett's Chilled English Pea Soup with Garlic Cream & Pickled Ramps
Justin Burdett's Chilled English Pea Soup with Garlic Cream & Pickled Ramps
Scallion Potato Pancakes with Vinegar Cream
Scallion Potato Pancakes with Vinegar Cream
The Silver Palate's Green Sauce
The Silver Palate's Green Sauce
Orecchiette with Spicy Sausage and Ramps
Orecchiette with Spicy Sausage and Ramps
Green Green Dressing with a Little Salad
Green Green Dressing with a Little Salad
Asparagus with Young Garlic and Horseradish
Asparagus with Young Garlic and Horseradish
Ramp Carbonara
Ramp Carbonara
Tempura Garlic Scapes with Garlic Scape Aioli
Tempura Garlic Scapes with Garlic Scape Aioli
Wheatberry Salad with Radishes, Asparagus, Walnuts, and Spring Onions
Wheatberry Salad with Radishes, Asparagus, Walnuts, and Spring Onions
Crunchy Celery, Radish and Turnip Salad-Slaw in Blue Cheese Sauce
Crunchy Celery, Radish and Turnip Salad-Slaw in Blue Cheese Sauce
Spring Fennel & Dandelion Green Slaw
Spring Fennel & Dandelion Green Slaw
Ramped Up Crostini with Ricotta and Pea Shoots
Ramped Up Crostini with Ricotta and Pea Shoots
Vignarola (Roman Spring Vegetable Braise)
Vignarola (Roman Spring Vegetable Braise)

Which spring alliums are you most ramped up about? Let us know in the comments!

Tags: alliums, onions, green, vegetables, spring, what to cook, round ups