Spring onions have a mild and delicate flavour, popularly used in salads, sandwich fillings and on baked potato toppings. They are much smaller than the common onion. and have a narrow white bulb and a tender green shoot which is also used in cooking and provides a subtle onion flavour. Spring onions are served both raw and cooked. Spring onions are also often included in quiches, pies, stir-fries and soups. The green shoots are sometimes finely chopped and used as a garnish.