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A white bowl with a spoon laying across it filled with chili onion crunch oil.

5 Minute Chili Onion Crunch Oil

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  • Author: Emily Toshiko
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1/2 cup 1x
  • Category: Condiments
  • Method: Toasting
  • Cuisine: Asian
  • Diet: Vegan


This chili onion crunch oil recipe is my “copycat” version of Trader Joe’s classic Chili Onion Crunch. It is so easy to make your own, and it only takes 5 minutes!


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  • 1 tbsp dried minced onions
  • 1 tbsp dried minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  1. Heat a small pan over low-medium heat. When the pan is hot, add the dried onions, garlic and crushed red pepper flakes. Toast the spices for 2-3 minutes while occasionally stirring to prevent burning. 
  2. Add the toasted dried onions, garlic and crushed red pepper flakes to a bowl or jar with the paprika and salt. Top if off with ¼ cup of olive oil or more more as needed until the spices are covered. Mix well.


  • Uses: add to a bowl of ramen noodles, drizzle on soups, fried eggs or avocado toast!
  • Swap in smoked paprika for a smokey flavor!