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Roasted Lotus Flower Onions

June 11, 2017
1 Ratings
Photo by Piper Nigrum (GamzE)
  • Makes 3
Author Notes

These beautiful roasted flower onions will mesmerise your guests. They are delicious and they look gorgeous... —Gamze Mutfakta (Piper Nigrum)

What You'll Need
  • 2-3 red& white onions
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
  • sea salt & bleck pepper
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • coriander flowers
  1. Preheat oven to 220 C
  2. Cut the bottom root off of the onion off but just enough to keep it from rolling around.
  3. Carefully cut the onion to 4 times making 8 wedges but keeping the bottom intact . Don't cut all the way through.
  4. Whisk olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Rub the mixture all over the outside of the onions and place them in a baking dish or tray.
  5. Drizzle with a little more olive oil and some balsamic vinegar on top and inside the cuts. Add salt and pepper. Cover with aluminium foil and cook for 20 minutes.
  6. After 20 minutes remove foil and cook for 1o minutes more. Serve with capers, chopped parsley and coriander flowers..

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • Gamze Mutfakta (Piper Nigrum)
    Gamze Mutfakta (Piper Nigrum)
  • Eileen F
    Eileen F
  • Cenk

8 Reviews

Eileen F. November 19, 2018
What/How would you serve with them? Crackers? cream cheese? They look gorgeous and sound delicious. I need some guidance on serving. Thanks.
Gamze M. November 19, 2018
Hi, it is a side dish.. Perfect with meat, fish or poultry along with roasted potatoes....:)
Eileen F. November 19, 2018
Thanks, Piper. I was thinking it was more of an appetizer. It is almost too pretty to be a side. Hard to believe it cooks in just 30 minutes, especially at 220 degrees. Is it still crunchy? Just warmed, and not soft?
Gamze M. November 20, 2018
You can serve them with toasts.. they are delicuous.. They cook in 30-40 minutes it depends on how big the onions are.. They are not too crunchy but still hold their shape.. you have to check the doneness.. It can alsı be served as an onion salad on top of some greens :))
Eileen F. November 20, 2018
Thanks! I’ll give it a try. Happy Thanksgiving.
Gamze M. November 21, 2018
Thank you :))))
Cenk June 12, 2017
Are these real?? Wow gorgeous...
Gamze M. November 4, 2018
yes they are:)) unbelievable isn't it:))