The Grilled Onion Blossom: The Best Onion You Will Ever Have

Grilling out this weekend? Want a simple side that will leave your guests speechless and make you feel like Chef Gordon Ramsey? Yes you say? Read on…

This grilled onion blossom requires practically no work and turns an onion into a side dish and not an afterthought. I love onions with my steak and I am always looking for creative ways to prepare the onion and that is how I stumbled across this recipe. Now lets get to how you actually make this.


  • 1 large sweet onion
  • 1 1/2 T butter
  • garlic salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • olive oil


  • Preheat your grill to high heat
  • Peel the onion and slice it into 6-8 wedges, but leave the base of the onion still intact.
  • Pull apart the wedges slightly
  • Coat the inside of the onion with the butter, garlic salt and pepper
  • Drizzle some olive oil over the onion
  • Wrap the onion with aluminum foil
  • Place on the grill and cook for 30-45 minutes.

That’s it. Very simple. This is a very inexpensive side to have with your meal when grilling out. It is also a great starting point to create your own flavor. Try some cajun seasoning, or real garlic instead of garlic salt, or seasoned salt instead of the garlic salt. There are a lot of possibilities with this. One of my favorite additions is Worcestershire sauce. Try it out, mix it up and let me know in the comments below how it was.


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  1. I have been grilling sweet onions for years, but I have never cut them in wedges, I will give this a try, making me hungry :)

  2. Cooked onions are the best. Never tried grilling them, but the recipe sounds good.

  3. This sounds like something I have to try. Love grilled onions. :smile:

  4. Will have to try as I am a grilled onion junkie!! :razz:

  5. OMG… those look delicious! Can’t wait to try!

  6. Richard Rickard

    Great idea. :grin:

  7. Cant wait to try this.

  8. These look wonderful, have never thought to do more than an X halfway down to let the butter/flavors seep in so have to try these for sure. :)

  9. Thanks for the recipe!

  10. When I try to grill onions to go with steaks, they usually don’t turn out quite right. This sounds great and I will be trying it soon!

  11. I love grilled onions! Thank you for sharing this recipe

  12. This sounds great. We’ll be grilling this weekend and I’m going to try your recipe. Thanks.

  13. Deborah Curran

    How much easier to make – I cut up and fry them now – this looks so good and my son can’t eat steak without his onions :)

  14. Deborah Curran

    btw – I’m @treetrout1

  15. Did this tonight and it worked great. Thanks!

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