Herb-Baked Onion Bloom

herb-baked onion bloom recipe

Original Recipe By Lorna Kelso

Throwing a party can be stressful. Planning the entertainment, planning the events, and most of all planning the menu. Sometimes that menu can be easy, sometimes it can be very difficult, but all the time you can count on this simple little appetizer recipe to make things easier! Lorna Kelso made this herb-baked onion bloom for just these sorts of occasions.


  • 1 medium onion (from your bkyrd box)
  • 1 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme or oregano
  • ½ tsp. dried rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Parsley or paprika (optional)


Cut ½ inch off the top of onion and remove peel. Cut 12-16 vertical wedges from top, leaving base intact. Set “bloomed” onion on a piece of foil large enough to wrap the entire vegetable. Top onion with butter and and next three ingredients, then wrap foil around and pinch edges together tightly. Place upright on a pan and bake at 425 degrees for about 30 minutes or until tender; “petals” should still have body. Sprinkle with minced parsley or paprika if desired. May be kept in warm location for up to an hour before serving.

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