Shallots versus spring onions

Shallots versus spring onions

In Australia we have different names for things. Let’s clarify the difference between shallots and spring onions.

Shallots vs spring onions


Shallots are long green stalks also known as scallion. White at bottom and green at top. Slim stalk can use all except roots.

Spring Onion

Spring onion have an onion white bulb at bottom followed by a green stalk usually use the onion bit because the top bit is dry and usually used to weave them together. This is milder than a normal onion as it is young. Great for salads.