Recipes Worth a Mint: Roasted Balsamic Onion Rings with Apple Mint

These roasted onions have plenty of mellow flavor but very little fat. They are excellent as an accompaniment to meat, fish or chicken; pizza topping; or as a garnish for sandwiches, hamburgers, potatoes, or vegetables.Makes 2 cups

  • 2 pounds Vidalia, Maui, or red onions, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh apple mint leaves
  1. Combine the onions, garlic and oregano in a 9-by-13-inch pan. Toss to coat with the olive oil, then with the vinegar.
  2. Sprinkle with the sugar, salt, and pepper and toss again. Bake for 15 minutes at 400°F.
  3. Stir, add the mint, toss well and bake 15 minutes longer.

Terri Pischoff Wuerthner is a food and travel writer based in Sonoma County, California, who specializes in the culinary life and products of the wine country.

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