The Vidalia onion is a sweet yellow onion with a moderate flavour grown in Vidalia, Georgia. In a world where most onions are round, the Vidalia stands out for its oblong shape. Because it is less pungent than other onions, it is used fresh in salads, thinly sliced on sandwiches, pickled, put into vinaigrette, and as a garnish for roasted meats. But don’t overlook the Vidalia onion when it comes to cooking; it has more sugar than other varieties and caramelizes beautifully.
One kind of sweet onion is a Vidalia onion.