Thick-Sliced Onions With Lemon Thyme Recipe

Thick-Sliced Onions With Lemon Thyme Recipe
  • Yield:6


  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh lemon thyme
  • 2 pounds medium to large red onions
  • About 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


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    Preheat a gas grill or prepare a fire in a charcoal grill.

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    Brush on both sides with 3 to 4 tablespoons of the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

  5. 5.

    Place the onions on the hottest part of the grill and cook, unmoved, for 4 to 5 minutes, until just charred on the first side. Turn and cook for 3 to 4 minutes more, or until softened and lightly charred on the second side. Transfer to a baking sheet or platter and remove the toothpicks if you used them, then carefully stack the onion slices—like pancakes—on a serving platter.

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    5. Whisk the remaining 1/4 cup olive oil into the vinegar mixture and drizzle it over the onions. Serve warm or at room temperature.