We took our kids to the county fair last night, where there isn’t a lot of food options for plant-based eaters. But as it turned end out, after a lifetime of county fairs being all about food, we didn’t even want any of that stuff. Well, except for a bloomin’ onion. Both my husband and I wanted a bloomin’ onion. But neither of us was willing to risk that kind of jolt to our no-oil systems.
So today, we made our own bloomin’ onion, plant-based style. And gluten-free. We served ours with peanut sauce. And by served, I mean we stood by the stove and ate the whole thing as lunch. It was heavenly!
1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 TBS nutritional yeast
1/4 cup millet flour
1 teaspoon each: garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika
Cut onion (we found a how-to video online) then roll onion completely in batter. Dip/shake flour mix over onion until covered.
Place onion on parchment paper on baking tray. Bake at 400 degrees. For the first 10 minutes, bake covered with a glass bowl to steam the onion. Then take bowl off and bake for 25-30 minutes! And enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce!