Balsamic Onion Stack

Balsamic Onion Stack

I saw this recipe a couple months ago and couldn’t wait to try them. These are generally all ingredients I usually have on hand, but for some reason I never seemed to have the right amount of anything on hand at the same time. I finally did and promptly made them. Well made them as promptly as you could after the 8 hours of marinating. These In all honesty, I probably wouldn’t make these again. While the flavors were amazing, they were very awkward to eat and very awkward to marinate. I would probably use the marinade on something else though.

Balsamic Onion Stack (from Southern Living)

  • 8 (1/2-inch-thick) sweet onion slices (about 3 onions)
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 (8-ounce) package fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 4 (1/2-inch-thick) rounds
  • 8 large fresh basil leaves
  • 4 (1/2-inch-thick) fresh tomato slices (about 2 tomatoes)
  1. Arrange onion slices in a single layer in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Stir together vinegar and next 4 ingredients. Pour over onion slices. Cover and chill 8 hours, turning once.
  2. Remove onions from dressing with a slotted spatula, reserving dressing.
  3. Grill onion slices, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 2 minutes on each side or until crisp-tender and golden.
  4. Layer half of grilled onion slices each with 1 cheese round, 2 basil leaves, and 1 tomato slice; top with remaining half of onion slices.
  5. Grill onion stacks, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat 3 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve onion stacks with reserved dressing. Garnish, if desired.

4 thoughts on “Balsamic Onion Stack

  1. foodyrach

    Whoa, the grill marks and caramelization on the onion looks so good. I can imagine that it’s sweet, but slightly bitter in the perfect way.


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