Baked Onion Rings with Dipping sauce

Try this quick and easy baked onion rings recipe! The onion rings are dipped in a herby turmeric batter, in breadcrumbs and baked until crisp and golden. They are delicious served with a vegan steakhouse style dipping sauce. 


  • No oregano? Use thyme or rosemary instead. 
  • No paprika? Try with a little chilli powder. You can also use smoked paprika. 
  • No tomato paste? Use ketchup instead. 
  • No harissa? Try with a little hot sauce. 

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Servings: 2


3 Onions

100 g Panko breadcrumbs

for the batter:

70 g Plain flour

150 ml Plant based milk

1 tbsp Oregano

1 tsp Paprika

1 tsp Garlic powder

1 tsp Turmeric 

Salt & pepper

for the dipping sauce:

75 g Vegan mayonnaise

1 tsp Tomato puree

1 tsp harissa

½ tsp Paprika


  1. Prepare the onions: Preheat the oven to 220C/200 fan/7 gas mark. Slice the ends off of each onion and carefully cut 1 cm thick slices. Use your fingers to gently press the centre of the onions to form rings.
  2. Make the batter: Add the flour, oregano, paprika, garlic powder, turmeric, salt and pepper to a large bowl. Mix to combine, then add the milk. Mix well until you have a smooth batter. Place the breadcrumbs in another bowl. 
  3. Dip the onions: Dip onion rings in the batter, then in the breadcrumbs. Use a fork to move them around.
  4. Roast the onions: Place the onion rings on a lined or greased baking tray. Bake for 10 minutes, or until crispy and golden. In the meantime, mix together the mayonnaise, harissa, tomato puree and paprika. Serve warm with the dipping sauce.
image of Baked Onion Rings with Dipping sauce

How to store

How to store: Store both onion rings and dipping sauce in airtight containers, in the fridge, for up to 3 days. If the onion rings get a little soggy, bake them at 220C/200 fan/7 gas mark, for 5 minutes. 


Leftovers: Pop your crispy onion rings in salads, or serve as part of food spread.  Keep the onion skins, and any small onion pieces for stock.

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