Balsamic Onion and Cheese Picks

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

From I love onions in balsamic vinegar.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs white pearl onions
  • 13 cup olive oil
  • 14 cup balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • 34 lb italian Fontina cheese, cut in cubes


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Blanch onions in boiling, salted water for 30 seconds; drain.
  3. Slice off the root end and"peel" the onions by pressing them slightly between your fingers.
  4. Whisk together oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.
  5. Put onions in roasting pan, cover with oil mixture and toss to coat well.
  6. Bake until tender (about 25 minutes).
  7. Remove from oven and let cool in pan.
  8. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  9. To serve place 2 onions on cocoktail skewer with cheese cube.


Most Helpful

Incredibly sweet and oh-so-good. A keeper. Made for the All New Zaar Cookbooks Tag.

Julie B's Hive December 08, 2008

This is identical to a recipe my husband and I enjoyed during our honeymoon in Italy. However, cooking vinegar burns my eyes, so I roast the onions with oil, salt and pepper, and then put them into a jar and cover with balsamic vinegar. Let cool and refrigerate. Great with cream cheese and crackers. The onion 'juice' also makes a great salad dressing.

isabelladella January 23, 2006

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