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October 28, 2008

Roasted Balsamic Onions

Roasted Balsamic Onions

I like quick, flavorful side dishes and when it's healthy to boot, you just can't go wrong! I had something similar to this a while back in a restaurant and kept meaning to try making some, but you know how that goes. I finally got around to trying it and I have to say I was sold! This is a great side dish for when you just want something a little different, but fabulous!

What You'll Need:
1 red onion, cut into wedges
1 white or yellow onion, cut into wedges
1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup of balsamic vinegar
Coarse sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Roasted Balsamic Onions: Onions

Cut onions and put them in a glass bowl. Set aside.

In a glass measuring cup or canning jar mix together olive oil and balsamic vinegar and stir or shake to mix. Set aside.

Generously pepper the onion and add a pinch of coarse sea salt. Toss to coat. Pour oil/vinegar mixture over the onions and stir until all onions are completely coated.

Roasted Balsamic Onions: Ready to Marinate

Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours stirring or tossing occasionally to redistribute the marinade.

Roasted Balsamic Onions: Marinated

Preheat oven to 425 F.

Remove onions from marinade and place on a baking sheet that has been lined with a silicone baking sheet. Spread out evenly. (Note: You can also do this in a glass baking dish, but be sure to spray it with a little non-stick spray or brush it with olive oil to prevent sticking.) Spoon a little of the marinade over the onions and bake for 25-25 minutes until onions are soft and slightly caramelized.

Roasted Balsamic Onions

Serve immediately or chill and serve chilled.

Notes: Since you are marinating vegetables instead of meat you can use this marinade again. You can store it in the fridge in an airtight container for about a month. It's also good on chicken, beef, seafood, mushrooms or other veggies.

Posted by Dianne at October 28, 2008 7:42 AM

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Comments

Love the sound of this!

Posted by: Kalyn at October 28, 2008 8:58 AM

Delicious!! I absolutely LOVE onions (and Listerine Mouthwash). Great post and marinade recipe :)

Posted by: Maureen "Hold The Gluten" at October 28, 2008 9:30 AM

Delicious!! I absolutely LOVE onions (and Listerine Mouthwash). Great post and marinade recipe :)

Posted by: Maureen "Hold The Gluten" at October 28, 2008 9:31 AM

Mmmmm - I love onions! This looks like a great dish!

Posted by: Kristen at October 28, 2008 2:46 PM

They really turned out great. I can't wait to make them again!

Posted by: Dianne at October 28, 2008 3:07 PM

Yes! Roasted onions, one of my favorites, and even better with balsamic vinegar. Yum.

Posted by: Glenna at October 30, 2008 6:06 PM

I've become a recent convert to roasted onions, but I'm a big fan now!

Posted by: Dianne at November 2, 2008 7:05 PM

wow this looks amazing, I have been using a lot of balsamic in my flavoring lately!

Posted by: Jenn at August 7, 2009 4:10 PM

Great combo. Balsamic vinegar is such a great flavor to add to a vegetable. Thanks for sharing this on Friday Foodie Fix.

Posted by: Diane-thewholegang at August 7, 2009 6:10 PM

I go through stages with Balsamic vinegar where I use it a lot then not so much. Just loved these though!

Posted by: Dianne at August 10, 2009 9:17 AM

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