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Nutrition Facts

Calories 171
  Calories from Fat 104 (61%)
(18%)Total Fat 12g
(21%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
(4%)Cholesterol 12mg
(6%)Sodium 133mg
(7%)Potassium 238mg
Total Carbohydrate 17g
(11%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 6g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(3%)Protein 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Herb Baked Onion Bloom


  • 1 large onion

  • 1 Tbs butter or margarine

  • 1 tsp dried thyme or oregano

  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • Parsley, if desired

  • Paprika, if desired

An onion is cut to look like a flower bloom so everyone at your party can grab a wedge. Make sure to serve alongside dipping sauces.


  • Cut about 1/2 inch off top of onion and peel onion. Cut onion into 12 to 16 vertical wedges, leaving root base intact.
  • Set bloomed onion on 14- x 10-inch foil piece. Top onion with butter, thyme or oregano, rosemary, salt, and pepper.
  • Wrap foil around seasoned bloom and pinch edges together tightly. Placed wrapped onion upright on pan.
  • Bake at 425°F for 30 minutes, or until tender and cooked but “petals” still have body and stand upright.
  • If desired, sprinkle with minced parsley or paprika.

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