It can be hard to get everyone at the table to agree on an appetizer – that is, unless one of the options is an onion bloom. This better-for-you version of the crowd-pleasing favorite tantalizes taste buds with tender, sweet onion hidden under a deliciously crispy gluten-free breading. And, it’s baked – not deep fried! Serve it to party guests with a vegetable platter and hummus, or as an appetizer at your next family dinner.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray round cake pan or cast iron skillet with olive oil spray.
- In mixing bowl, whisk together garbanzo flour, baking powder and seasoned salt. Pour in vinegar and water; mix well to combine.
- Using large knife, cut onion by slicing from top-center down to the core. Turn onion a half turn and repeat until it’s cut into 4 quarters, with core intact. Cut each quarter into thirds and gently separate onion pieces into petals.
- In prepared pan, pour batter over onion, making sure to get between petals. Bake 20 minutes, then loosely cover with aluminum foil and bake an additional 15 minutes.