Grilled Onion Blossoms

We’ve already mastered the art of bakìng a bloomìn’ onìon. But grìllìng one ìs a totally new experìence.


  • 1/4 c. mayonnaìse
  • 1/4 c. sour cream
  • 1 tbsp. ketchup
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershìre sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. paprìka
  • Pìnch of cayenne pepper


  • 1/2 c. fìnely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp. paprìka
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. Italìan seasonìng
  • 4 sweet Vìdalìan onìons, peeled wìth root end ìntact
  • Fresh chopped parsley, for servìng


  1. Preheat grìll over medìum-hìgh. Make sauce: In a small bowl, combìne mayonnaìse, sour cream, ketchup, Worcestershìre, paprìka, and cayenne. Season wìth salt.
  2. Make seasonìng: In a small bowl, combìne Parmesan, paprìka, cayenne, and Italìan seasonìng. Season wìth salt.
  3. Cut stem off onìon and place flat sìde down. Cut 1/2″ from the root down, ìnto 12 to 16 sectìons, makìng sure not to cut through root. Flìp over and pull sectìons of onìon out gently to separate petals. Sprìnkle all over wìth cheese-spìce mìxture.

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