Barb Hodgens
Barb Hodgens

Barb Hodgens loves to cook with alternative, healthy whole food ingredients, with a focus on gut health. Barb has overcome her own gut health issues through healthy eating. Share your ideas, comments and photos at the end of this post :)

dehydrated onions plus onion powder

Easy, flavourful and tear-free!

Onions keep for a long time if stored in a cool, dark place, but they last even longer if you dehydrate them. Onions require no pre-treatment, so it’s super easy to make dried onion flakes and even homemade onion powder. You'll save money and stock the pantry with superior quality seasoning for months or years to come. 

Substituting dried onions is the perfect shortcut in the kitchen if you don’t have time for peeling and chopping. You can add dried onion directly to simmering soups and stews. Onion flakes will reconstitute with the liquid and add all the onion flavour you’d get from using fresh onions.

There is no great secret to making onion powder. It’s simply dried onions that are ground into a powder. No preservatives or anti-caking agents when you make it from scratch! Onion powder dissolves and combines easily for an alternative to vegetable stock powder and is the perfect addition to DIY seasoning blends & rubs. 

Drying onions releases some volatile fumes that may linger in your home for a long time, so set up the Breeze Food Dehydrator outside, in the garage, or at least near an open window to vent some of the fumes.

Dehydrated onions can be reconstituted and used like chopped onions in raw and cooked foods. To rehydrate onions, soak one part dried onions in two parts warm water for about 20 minutes. Then proceed with your recipe.

dehydrating onions

One medium sized onion is the equivalent to 1 heaped tablespoon of onion powder.

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You may also like to dehydrate garlic and make garlic powder or garlic salt


dehydrating onions plus onion powder