Balsamic Caramelized Onions

If you love flavor like I do, you're always YEARNING for something different than the same old same old condiments. You want yummy, yet easy- not meals that make you cry.

This week I bring you SPECTACULAR with the mighty onion. Yep. Onions. No more crying over them- in fact, you'll want to SING after you try this incredibly tasty, tangy and different side dish!

Balsamic Caramelized Onions are as easy to make as they are to eat. Slowly cooking them over medium heat brings out their sweet and tender side, making them a perfect accompaniment for so many dishes. We amp them up by adding the Balsamic Mosto Cotto taking them to another dimension entirely!



Here I pair our sweet and savory little onions with a simple Pan Seared Pork Loin and a spicy mustard greens salad that I picked up at our CSA this week. You can pair your meal / meats with any green side dish you may love- like mesclun greens, wilted spinach or even green beans.

I suggest you make a larger batch of these and keep them in the fridge- everyone will want to scarf them up and you'll wonder where they went. With so much flavor, and so few calories for a condiment, who could blame them?

Happy Cooking!


Balsamic Caramelized Onions

  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 Minutes

Servings: ~8-10 Servings



  1. Place a medium sized frying pan on the stove over medium heat.

    1. Add the onions and the broth and cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Try not to let the onions brown.

    2. When onions are soft and liquid has evaporated, add the balsamic. Turn off heat, stir and let onions steep in the balsamic while pan remains on the stove. 

    3. Serve hot over grilled meats or chilled on salads.

    4. May remain refrigerated for up to 1 week.

      Serving Size is 2 Tablespoon of Onions and is equal to 1.5 Condiments.

    Nutrition Facts


    Optavia Counts Per Serving

    1 -  Lean

    0 - Leaner

    0 - Leanest

    0 - Green

    1.5 - Condiments

    0 - Healthy Fat

    Weight Watchers Points
    Per Serving

    1 Weight Watchers Points

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