Outdooroven Recipe: Red Onion Flowers

Colette Dike of Fooddeco loves outdoor cooking and eating. In her special garden on the oldest dune of Bloemendaal she can be found in all seasons to enjoy long dinners and drinks. Especially for Weltevree she came up with these red onion flowers to prepare on the Outdooroven. 

Ingredients for the basic red onion flower recipe:
  • 6 red onions 
  • ½ teaspoon salt 
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 
  • bunch of fresh herbs (sage, rosemary, thyme), picked from your own garden if you can! 
  • salt and pepper to taste 
  • also needed: 12 sheets of aluminum foil 

Ingredients for the salad: 
  • 1 avocado 
  • 200 grams buffalo mozzarella, torn into pieces 
  • small bunch of fresh dill, finely chopped 
  • lemon zest 
  • olive oil 
  • salt and pepper, to taste
STEP 1: Peel the outer layer of the red onions and cut a small piece off the bottom so that the onions stay upright better. Cut each onion almost all the way through four times so that you get eight wedges per onion. Be careful not to cut the onions all the way through. Place each onion on two sheets of aluminum foil. 

STEP 2: Mix together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar and salt and drizzle over the onions, add the fresh herbs and fold the packets closed. 

STEP 3: Place the onion packets in the preheated Weltevree Outdoor oven - indirectly on the heat in the top compartment - and bake the onions for about 30 minutes (depending on the temperature of the oven, they should be longer or shorter) until they are completely soft. 

STEP 4: For the salad, arrange the avocado and buffalo mozzarella on a platter and divide the dill, lemon zest, pepper and salt on top. 

STEP 5: Remove the aluminum foil and serve the onion florets with the salad. Also add the juices from the foil packets to the salad as a seasoning, if desired.
This outdooroven is an eye-catcher in any garden! Enrich your garden or patio with the Outdooroven Original. From bread rolls for breakfast to pizza or sparibs for dinner: the outdoor oven is a real all-rounder and contains an outdoor fireplace, oven and barbecue grill in one. So you can enjoy adventurous meals outdoors all year round. In summer with a cocktail and in winter with a hot chocolate.  In the lower open compartment the wood fire is stoked. Above it is a compartment with a lockable flap, in which you can bake. The top of the Outdooroven is flat and warm enough for cooking. The outdoor oven easily reaches temperatures up to 350 degrees and is expandable with various accessories. This iconic design by Dick van Hoff is made of high-quality 3mm thick Corten steel and will last at least 10 years. The outdoor oven comes complete with pizza stone, grill grid and 1 meter stove pipe. Complete your Outdooroven with various accessories.  Light a fire, make some goodies in the outdoor oven and chat with your friends while enjoying the crackling wood fire in the background. 

Protective and sturdy: the leather Weltevree Gloves protect your hands from the heat and sparks of the oven while you chop wood, throw the blocks on the fire or do chores around the house or garden. The Gloves also keep your hands warm in the winter. NOTE: These gloves are not fully heat resistant and cannot be used as oven mitts, they are only to assist in stoking a wood fire on the outdoor oven or nap tub.