Grilled Pitas With Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Shelby Jo

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

Top Review by danakscully64

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 :)

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.

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