Grilled Pitas With Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is from Good Housekeeping's Quick & Simple magazine May 27, 2008

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 lbs vidalia onions, coarsely chopped (about 3 large)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 14 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 4 (6 inch) pita bread, cut horizontally in half
  • 6 -7 ounces soft fresh goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, warm 2 tablespoons of the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add onions, sugar, salt, and cook stirring frequently, until onions are very soft, about 15 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring often until onions are golden brown, about 20 minutes longer.
  4. Preheat grill.
  5. In a cup stir together the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, tarragon, and thyme.
  6. Brush cut sides of pitas with the herb mixture.
  7. Sprinkle the goat cheese crumbs over the pitas and top with the caramelized onions.
  8. Place pitas on grill rack over low heat, and grill until bottoms are crisp and topping is heated through, about 3 minutes.
  9. To serve sprinkle with parsley and cut into wedges.


Most Helpful

This recipe is simple and yummy! I didn't cut the pita bread in half, I just kept it whole. I only had 1 onion, so I cooked that up and it was plenty for 3 pitas. I didn't use as much goat cheese as recommended to save calories and saturated fat, but it still turned out great. I didn't have tarragon, so I left that out. I didn't have fresh parsley, so I sprinkled on lots of dried and it was perfect. I don't have a BBQ (live upstairs in an apartment with no balcony), so I used our oven broiler and it was PERFECT. Thanks for sharing, I'll be making this again and again and again :)

HEATHER H. November 22, 2009

This is very good. I didn't cut the pita bread. I did half the recipe with 1 large red onion and I used the same amount of oil. Thanks Shelby Jo :) Made for PRMR tag game

Boomette August 29, 2009

I cut the recipe back for one, and I think I didn't cut back the amount of tarragon enough (probably because I love tarragon)! My first bite was questionable, but after that, I couldn't quit eating it. I loved it. Easy recipe to cut back for one. Thanks for posting!

breezermom August 23, 2009

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