Cauliflower With Caramelized Red Onions

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins


Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put butter in a heavy bottomed skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onions and cook, stirring periodically, until the onions are a deep golden color, about 20 minutes (The longer the onion cooks the more frequently it needs to be stirred).
  3. Add balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
  4. Cook until most of the moisture evaporates and onions are deep brown, about 5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, steam (12 to 15 minutes) or microwave (8 to 10 minutes) the cauliflower until tender but still firm.
  6. Put cauliflower on a platter and top with caramelized onions.
  7. Sprinkle with pine nuts.


Most Helpful

"This was so.... good!" Hubby and I loved it. It's a keeper recipe. I used 2 large red onions for the amount of cauliflower I had. The timing for all was right on. I didn't have pine nuts and used chopped fine walnuts. It was a good alternative. Otherwise, I followed your instructions. Thank you for a "tasty veggie recipe".

gypsygal October 20, 2011

We really enjoyed this. I only had one red onion left so used that with two white onions. I love pine nuts so really enjoyed the every-so-often bite of one.

CulinaryQueen July 12, 2007

The caramelized onions contrasted nicely in colour, texture, and taste with the cauliflower. However, the pine nuts really didn't add anything. I would a lot more caramelized onions.

Is This Really Necessary November 08, 2006

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