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Almond crusted onion rings with green onion-cracked pepper aioli

Whole30 Almond-Crusted Onion Rings with Green Onion–Cracked Pepper Aioli From The Whole30 Friends & Family

Skip the fryer, and whip up a batch of oven-baked onion rings. The Green Onion-Cracked Pepper Aioli is the ultimate sauce for dunking.
3.7 from 200 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Chill 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 50 mins
Servings 8


For the Onion Rings

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano crushed
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 medium yellow onions sliced ½ inch thick
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

For the Aioli

  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1 egg at room temperature
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Whole30-compatible Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 to 1¼ cups light-tasting olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper


  • Note: Refrigerating the coated rings for between 1 and 4 hours helps the breading to adhere to the onion during baking and eating—so don’t skip that step!
  • LINE two large rimmed baking pans with parchment paper.
  • MAKE THE ONION RINGS: In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, paprika, oregano, salt, and garlic powder. In another large bowl, whisk the 2 eggs. Stir ¼ cup of the flour mixture into the eggs.
  • SEPARATE the onion slices into rings. Add 3 to 4 onion rings at a time to the egg mixture and turn to coat. Use your hands or a slotted spoon to transfer the onions to the flour mixture; turn to coat.
  • TRANSFER the onions to the baking pans in a single layer. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours.
  • MAKE THE AIOLI: In a blender, combine the green onions, egg, garlic, mustard, and lemon juice. Cover and pulse to combine. With the blender running, slowly add the light olive oil until creamy. Add the pepper and pulse to combine. Transfer to a serving bowl; cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • PREHEAT the oven to 450°F. Drizzle the onion rings with the extra-virgin olive oil. Bake until the onions are tender and the coating is golden and crisp, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter and serve with the aioli.
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