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Recipe: Gluten Free BBQ Onion Blossom

Another versatile onion blossom. It makes a fantastic side dish for your summer grilling favorites and can take on many personalities. We ate a lot of onion blossoms on a recent camping trip, and in addition to the Buffalo Blue Cheese Blossom, here is another flavor combination that compliments just about any grilled meat. Depending on your preferences, you can sprinkle with cheese, bacon bits, or anything other BBQ-worthy item. If you have 30 minutes, consider making some Gluten Free Barbecue Sauce – Fast & Fresh. When my  BBQ sauce-loving son tells me this is the best BBQ sauce ever, I kinda have to believe him. Not only does it taste awesome, but it is quick and easy to make and may have you skipping the BBQ sauce aisle at the grocery store!

Gluten Free BBQ Onion Blossom

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: One onion as a side dish

Gluten Free BBQ Onion Blossom

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  • 1 Large Onion
  • 2 Tablespoons Barbecue Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Bacon Bits


  1. Heat up your grill.
  2. Peel the papery skin off of the onion and cut the top off (the pointy thing, not the part with the roots).
  3. Place the onion, root side down on a cutting board. Make slices into the onion about 3/4's of the way down (but not through to the bottom), making a cut every 1/2" or so across the top,. Rotate the onion a quarter turn and repeat- you'll basically have a grid pattern when it's all said and done.
  4. Place your onion in the middle of a piece of foil large enough to eventually wrap the onion completely.
  5. Drizzle the BBQ sauce on the top of the onion and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper, if desired.
  6. Close the foil over the top of the onion and place on the rack of your grill. Gas grills should be on low and if using charcoal, make sure the coals are hot, but not on fire. The closer the rack is to the heat, the quicker the onion will cook.
  7. Let the onion cook for at least 45 minutes until really tender.
  8. Carefully remove from heat and open the top - beware the steam that may come out - it'll be super hot. You can serve it right from the foil, or gently scoop it out of the foil and place on a plate.
  9. Add cheese, bacon bits or whatever your heart desires.
  10. Serve.


Make your own fresh Gluten Free Barbecue Sauce. It can be ready in 30 minutes!

Omit the shredded cheese if you are dairy free, or use your favorite cheese substitute.