images-3Caramelized onions are juicy, sweet and flavorful. They just taste decadent. And are a great replacement for fatty condiments on burgers and sandwiches, not to mention great toppers for roasted chicken, pork or steak. And of course for one of my favorite indulgences … pizza!

They may seem complicated, but the truth is they are so easy to whip up in your kitchen in just a few minutes.

If you don’t want to make eight to 10 servings (which is what the recipe below is for), just cut the ingredients in half. But if you want to go for the whole thing, know they keep in the refrigerator for up to a week, and could be great tossed into your morning scramble!


  • Two large yellow or red onions (I like red onions because they have more flavor)
  • 1 tbsp coconut or olive oil
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar (optional)


  1. Thinly slice two large yellow or red onions.
  2. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a large saucepan or pot over low heat and add the onions, plus a pinch of salt.
  3. Cook with the lid on, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes, until very soft and lightly browned.
  4. Add a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar in the last few minutes to intensify the sweetness, if you like.
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