Why It Works
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.
- 2 bunches scallions (approximately 16 scallions), green parts only, thinly sliced
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.
Add greens to spice grinder or mortar and pestle. Grind until powdered. Store in an air-tight container.
Spice grinder or mortar and pestle