Food Gardening Network

Growing Good Food at Home

No-Guilt Onion Bloom

The mighty onion features prominently on some menus, in the form of a big blossom. It sure is tasty, but all the fried deliciousness may not be to everyone’s liking—or waistline. Here’s an alternative appetizer that’s high on flavor and low on calories. If you can’t grill it, pop it in the oven.

Print
No-Guilt Onion Bloom

No-Guilt Onion Bloom

The mighty onion features prominently on some menus, in the form of a big blossom. It sure is tasty, but all the fried deliciousness may not be to everyone’s liking—or waistline. Here’s an alternative appetizer that’s high on flavor and low on calories. If you can’t grill it, pop it in the oven.

  • Author: Norann Oleson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2
  • Category: Appetizers

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme or oregano (or both, if you like)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary

Instructions

  1. Cut off 1/2 inch from the top of the onion, leaving the root end intact.
  2. Peel off the outer layer of the onion; put it in your compost bin.
  3. Flip the onion over so the base is facing up; cut onion into 12 to 16 vertical wedges, being careful not to cut into the root base.
  4. Turn onion over and gently separate the layers and wedges.
  5. Put the onion on a piece of foil big enough to seal the onion inside.
  6. Sprinkle spices on the onion, being sure to get in between all the layers.
  7. Salt and pepper, if desired.
  8. Add butter to the top of the onion.
  9. Wrap the foil tightly around the onion, keeping in mind that you’ll need to unwrap it.
  10. Put the foil-wrapped onion on a grill over medium heat.
  11. Grill for 25 to 35 minutes, or until the onion is juicy and tender.
  12. Alternately, you can bake the onion for the same amount of time at about 375 degrees F.
  13. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

This recipe is a real crowd pleaser. Have you tried making this onion recipe? It’s so easy and delicious—please tell us how it turned out for you.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe rating

Enter Your Log In Credentials

This setting should only be used on your home or work computer.

Need Assistance?

Call Food Gardening Network Customer Service at
(800) 777-2658