Easiest Side Dish- Balsamic Onions

7 Jan

by Green Gourmet L

We eat red meat about once a year, and it’s usually our Standing Rib Roast on Christmas. I wanted to have some really great vegetarian sides to go with the roast for those family members that weren’t going to be pigging out on meat. I love roasted vegetables, but I wanted something a little different and special. We had some onions lying around, and I thought it would be so easy to throw those onto a sheet pan and let the oven do the work. This makes your kitchen smell fantastic and can go well with chicken, pork, or red meat. You can use the leftovers in sandwiches, salads, stir fries, or over rice/pasta. This is the easiest side dish on earth; if you can slice an onion, you can make this.

Balsamic Roasted Onions


  • 3 large onions (mix of red and yellow onions)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 TB balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Using a very sharp knife, thinly slice the onions into rings.

Toss with 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 1/4 cup olive oil, salt, and pepper and place on a baking sheet.

Cook for 10 minutes, toss with spatula, cook for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and toss with an additional 2 TB of balsamic vinegar when onions are still warm.

Balsamic Onions

Serve warm and save some for leftovers. You might want to eat these right out of the pan. We won’t tell anyone! Enjoy this easy side dish and don’t forget you read it on the Green Gourmets!

PS. Happy one-month anniversary fellow Green Gourmets!


One Response to “Easiest Side Dish- Balsamic Onions”

  1. Maryna January 11, 2011 at 2:26 PM #

    Lauren, thanks for this recipe! I love grilled onions, but this is great for breaking my boring routine. And IT IS super easy! Yay…

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