These Cebollitas Asadas (Grilled Green Onions) are soft, fragrant, sweet and caramelized with a salty and tangy flavor that is absolutely to die for. They are a Latin staple when it comes to grilling! Try this simple recipe and find your new favorite cookout side.
Place onions on a large sheet of foil with butter, soy sauce, and lime juice. Seal onions securely in the foil. To do this lay the onions in the middle of the foil sheet, and fold in each side of the foil. Do the same with the remaining two sides. Wrap the foil around the onions like a present.
Grill onions or scallions on a rack set 5 to 6 inches over the grill, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from foil and place on the grill (across the rungs) and grill on medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes on each side until softened and lightly charred.
Transfer onions or scallions to a platter and sprinkle with salt and garnish with lime juice, if desired.
I prefer to use hearty spring onions that can be purchased at a farmers market or from a Latin grocery store. They are much bigger and more flavorful than green onions, but not always easily accessible. Regular scallions will work as a substitute.
No grill? This recipe can also be made in the broiler about 3 inches from heat for 10 to 12 minutes. After the initial cook time, open the foil and continue to broil for 1 to 2 minutes more until your desired level of char is achieved.