Grilled blooming onion with harissa

Grilled blooming onion with harissa

15 mins Prep · 20 mins Cook

These spicy blooming onions are the perfect appetisers for your next get-together

Created by Spinneys
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Serves 4
Cuisine American
Diet Family Friendly
Preparation Moderate
Nutrition (per serving)
Calories 216
Fat 15g
Saturates 8g
Protein 1g
Carbs 16g
Sugars 6g
Given the cook-at-home nature of Spinneys and natural variations in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details



Cooking Instructions

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Peel the onions and trim the root ends to remove any hairs. Slice the pointy stem ends of the onions off. It’s important not to cut all the way down the onion as the root is what keeps the pieces together.


Slice the onions into 4 wedges, leaving about 2cm from the root uncut.


Place the onions cut-side up on a foil baking tray or old metal baking tray (one you don’t mind putting on the grill).


Drizzle the onions with the olive oil, then coat them with the harissa, making sure to get the harissa into the inside of the onions, too, and add the seasoning.


Put the tray on a grill over medium-hot coals and allow to grill until tender and charred, about 20 minutes. The petals should be tender and darkened on the ends. Carefully remove the onion from the grill.


To make the crème fraîche dip, combine the crème fraiche, mint, lemon zest and season with salt and pepper.


Serve the blooming onions with the dip.