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Super Bowl Super Snacks (Part 2): Baked Blooming Onion

I remember the first time I had a blooming onion, it was love at first sight. I’ve always been a big fan of onions, but crispy and crunchy onion strips in the shape of a lotus flower? Ah, I’m in L O V E.

This baked blooming onion recipe only requires an onion, 2 eggs, some panko and seasoning. Impress your friends this Superbowl Sunday with this fancy looking crowd-pleaser snack. Oh, did I mention onions are high in trace mineral chromium that facilitates insulin action and controls blood sugar levels?

Try making this Healthy Baked “Awesome Blossom” recipe (Recipe from



– 1 large Vidalia onion (or any yellow onion)
– 2/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs
– 1 Tbsp. Cajun or blackening seasoning (**see alternate seasonings below**)
– 1/4 tsp. salt
– 2 eggs

optional sides: ketchup, spicy dipping sauce (see below), ranch dip, honey mustard

– 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (or mayo)
– 2 Tbsp. ketchup
– 2 tsp. horseradish sauce
– 1/4 tsp. salt
– 1/4 tsp. smoked paprika
– 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
– 1/8 tsp. oregano

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Jollia Fung, Rosy Cheeks ProjectJollia is passionate about nutrition, crazy about whole foods, and is always on the hunt for healthy recipe inspirations. She’s also the blogger at RosyCheeksProject where she writes about optimal gut health and shares her favourite gut-healthy recipes. You can catch her in action on Instagram (@rosycheeksproject) or see what’s brewing in her kitchen at