Copycat Texas Roadhouse Cactus Blossom Recipe

One of the most recognized garnishes from Texas Roadhouse is the cactus blossom. The restaurant uses them as eye-catching garnishes for many items on their menu, including their famous steak dinners. I recently took some time to make my own version at home and was quite surprised by how easy it was to do. 

The recipe is for those who cannot find one in stores or want to avoid having to purchase a single flower. This recipe makes an easy substitute while preserving its authenticity. So have a look below.

Copycat Texas Roadhouse Cactus Blossom Recipe

Copycat Texas Roadhouse Cactus Blossom Recipe

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Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral Cuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Calories

224

kcal
Total time

20

minutes

Here you can find all ingredients used in the copycat texas roadhouse cactus blossom recipe.

Ingredients

  • Large onions 6

  • vegetable oil 5 cups

  • Ingredients For Batter
  • Cornstarch 3 cups

  • Cake flour 1½ cups

  • Garlic powder 2 tsp

  • Paprika 2 tsp

  • Salt 1 tsp

  • Pepper 1 tsp

  • cold pale ale beer 24 oz

  • Ingredients For Creamy Chili Sauce
  • Mayonnaise 8 oz

  • Sour cream 8 oz

  • Chili sauce ¼ cup

  • Cayenne pepper ½ tsp

  • Horseradish 2 tbsp 

  • Ingredients For Seasoned Flour
  • Cake flour 2 cups

  • Paprika 4 tsp

  • garlic powder 2 tsp

  • Pepper ½ tsp

  • Cayenne pepper ¼ tsp 

Copycat Texas Roadhouse Cactus Blossom

  • Prepare The Seasoned Flour:  First. You have to combine all the Seasoned Flour ingredients in a bowl, whisk to combine, and set aside.
    Prepare The Seasoned Flour
  • Prepare The Chili Sauce: Then combine all the ingredients in another bowl, mix it nicely, and set aside.Prepare The Chili Sauce
  • Prepare the onions:  Next, you have to cut each onion into vertical wedges. Be careful not to cut through the onion to keep the bottom intact. Separate the layer slowly and remove the onion core.
    Prepare the onions
  •  Prepare The Batter:  Take a large bowl and add the cornstarch, flour, garlic salt, paprika, salt, and pepper. Whisk it to combine. Add in the beer and mix until well-combined.
    Prepare The Batter
  • Fry The Onions: Then take onions and coat them with seasoned flour. After that dip them in the batter. Shake softly to remove excess batter. Heat up the oil and fry the onions for 1½ minutes on each side. Until both sides are golden brown.
    Fry The Onions
  • Serving: Take out the fried blossom on paper towels. Place the onion upright in a bowl. Serve with sauce.
    Serving

Recipe Video

Final Word:

This is an appetizer or a  side dish. It is a version of the copycat Texas Roadhouse cactus blossom recipe. You should definitely try the delicious recipe. You can grill some steaks and ribs to accompany them. With the fried onion blossoms and their creamy chili sauce, you can recreate the restaurant’s menu.

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Lindsay G. Cabral is a recipe blogger who specializes in vegan and gluten-free recipes. Lindsay has been blogging since 2012, and her recipes have been featured on popular websites such as Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and The Kitchn. In addition to her blog, Lindsay is also the author of two cookbooks, Vegan Yum Yum and Vegan Yum Yum for All Occasions. When she's not in the kitchen, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters.

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