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Low Calorie Air Fryer Blooming Onion

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Low Calorie Air Fryer Blooming Onion Recipe (Weight Watchers Friendly)

Low Calorie Air Fryer Blooming Onion Recipe (Weight Watchers Friendly). Indulging in tasty treats doesn’t have to mean throwing your healthy eating habits out the window. With this low-calorie recipe, you can enjoy a crispy and delicious appetizer, side dish, or snack without feeling guilty.

This recipe is perfect for those who love the classic blooming onion but want a healthier option. By cooking it in the air fryer, you’ll get the same crispy texture you love, without all the added calories from deep-frying. The recipe uses simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen.

And with the Weight Watchers points included, you can easily incorporate this recipe into your healthy eating plan. Serve it up with a tangy dipping sauce and enjoy the deliciousness without any guilt.

So why not give this recipe a try? It’s a perfect snack for game day or a movie night at home, and it’s sure to be a hit with friends and family.

Weight Watchers Points

2 Points®

MyWW Points: 2 Blue Plan and 3 Green Plan

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Low Calorie Air Fryer Blooming Onion (Weight Watchers Friendly)

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Low Calorie Air Fryer Blooming Onion recipe (Weight Watchers Friendly). Crispy and delicious, without the added calories.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6



  • Begin by preparing the onion. Cut a very small piece off the root and stem ends, and remove the skin from the onion.
  • Put the onion on a cutting board, with the stem side facing up. Cut the onion into quarters, but make sure to stop about ¾ of an inch from the bottom so that the onion remains whole.
  • Cut each quarter into thirds, again stopping about ¾ of an inch from the bottom.
  • In a small bowl, mix together flour, garlic powder, salt, and paprika. In a separate bowl, whisk together water and egg.
  • Put the onion in a shallow bowl, and sprinkle it with the flour mixture. Gently separate the onion wedges to coat all surfaces. Shake off any excess flour and put it in a separate bowl.
  • Stir cornmeal into the flour mixture that you set aside earlier. Put the onion back in the shallow bowl and brush all surfaces evenly with the egg mixture. Sprinkle with the flour-cornmeal mixture, making sure all surfaces are coated.
  • If your air fryer needs preheating, do so now to 375°F. Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick spray.
  • Carefully place the onion in the basket and spray it generously with nonstick spray. Air-fry until the breading is crispy and the onion is tender, which should take around 15-18 minutes.
  • While the onion is cooking, make the sauce by mixing together yogurt, mayonnaise, horseradish, ketchup, and the remaining ½ tsp of garlic powder.
  • Serve it with the sauce.


Serving size: one-sixth of onion and about 1 tbsp sauce
2 Points®
MyWW Points: 2 Blue Plan and 3 Green Plan
We are not associated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Double check points on their official calculator.


Calories: 107kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 4gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 290mgPotassium: 119mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 189IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
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