Scallion Powder From Scallion Greens Recipe

Scallion Powder From Scallion Greens Recipe

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik]

Rather than discard leftover scallion greens, we like dehydrating them in the microwave for a quick and easy grassy-sweet powder that's great for rimming cocktail glasses, sprinkling on fried food, pizza, pasta, or fresh mozzarella.

Why It Works

  • The microwave acts upon water molecules, ensuring that they evaporate before the scallion greens brown or cook.
  • Slicing the greens and separating them into batches before microwaving helps them dehydrate more quickly and evenly
    • Yield:Makes 1/4 cup
    • Active time: 2 minutes
    • Total time:7 minutes


    • 2 bunches scallions (approximately 16 scallions), green parts only, thinly sliced


    1. 1.

      Spread 1/4 of scallion greens on a microwave-safe plate lined with a double layer of paper towels. Top with a second paper towel (do not press down). Microwave on high for 4 minutes, then continue in 20 second intervals until greens are papery, dry, and crumble when pinched. Repeat with remaining greens.

    2. 2.

      Add greens to spice grinder or mortar and pestle. Grind until powdered. Store in an air-tight container.