Recipe of the week: Onion Flowers

Need a creative way to eat vegetables?

Try this delicious recipe! When I first saw this onion flower recipe, it reminded me so much of Springtime. Right now in Northern Utah it doesn’t feel much like Spring (it snows here every week still), but soon the whole state will be in the full swing of Spring!

Indigenous Utah Flowers

In Utah there are several different types of indigenous flowers that will be blooming from April to August. These Flowers include Elephant’s Head, Indian Paintbrush, Mountain Bluebell, Silvery Lupine, Utah Columbine and Yarrow. The Sego Lily, Utah’s state flower, will be blooming between the months of May through July (Visit Utah, 2023).

When the snow melts, try going on some family friendly hikes to discover these flowers! It’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors and spend time with family.

Although this onion flower doesn’t look like any native Utah flower that I know of, it still is a creative way to eat onion.

Why Should You Eat Onions?

Onions are sources of flavonoids and allicin, which have been shown to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and also have anti-tumor properties (Mayo Clinic, 2023). Isn’t it amazing that veggies like onions can help our bodies like that?!

At Create Better Health SNAP Ed we encourage “eating the rainbow”, meaning that we encourage kids and families to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables from all the colors of the rainbow. Eating onions are a part of that!

If you are a true onion lover, you may like to eat this without any dip, but I would suggest trying our dill dip. It pairs nicely with the caramelized flavor from the onions!

For those of you that are interested in seeing how these onion flowers are made, check out our Facebook or Instagram.

Here are the written instructions on how to make these cute onion flowers for those of you that would like to try it at home!


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