How to Freeze Green Onions/Scallions

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1+
  • Category: Seasoning
  • Method: Freezing
  • Cuisine: American


If you have an abundance of green onions in your garden, try this simple hack to freeze them and use at a later date!


  • Green onions


  1. First step is to wash your veggies. Use a combination of white vinegar and water to soak or rinse your produce. One study says use 3 parts water to 1 part vinegar. Another said use 10 parts water to 1 part vinegar. I usually use somewhere between those two recommendations.
  2. Next, chop up your onions. I first chopped off the roots, then cut the bulb off (you can put the bulb in separate bags for the freezer).
  3. Lastly, spread out chopped onions on cookie sheet. I laid some parchment paper down (to make for easier removal later) and spread them out as best as I could. I then stuck both sheets of onions in the freezer.


Freezer Instructions:
To Freeze:
Chop onions as directed. Place on cookie sheet in single layer. Once frozen, transfer to freezer bag.
To Prepare:
Pull out the needed amount of onions and use in baking, cooking, sautéing as stated in recipes.