Mrs. T’s Onions & Basil

10 Aug


Here’s one of Mrs. Tyrannocaster’s easy summer recipes, another great side dish like her roasted peppers.


Since I’ve pretty much given everything away in the picture above, let’s get right to it.

Mrs. Tyrannocaster’s Onions & Balsamic Basil

3 large red onions, sliced
1 cup packed fresh basil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
3-4 tablespoons avocado oil
Salt & pepper

What To Do
Toss the onions with 2-3 tablespoons of oil. Roast for 20 minutes at 400F. (You might want to use a lower temperature if you are not using avocado oil, which has a high smoke/oxidation point.) Stir, add more oil if needed; cook another 10-15 minutes. Add balsamic vinegar and cook until soft and sticky, 5 minutes. Stir in basil, which will wilt; add salt & pepper to taste and serve immediately.


Here are the onions after they have cooked for a while, with their added balsamic vinegar:


Here is the added basil:


The finished dish, ready to serve:


With a meal:


Top left, vampire-resistant aïoli. Clockwise from the meat: Pastured lamb steak with vermouth and thyme glaze; the onions; shredded red cabbage and carrots sauteed in lard with sesame oil and wheat-free soy sauce; baby asparagus roasted in avocado oil. – Mrs. Tyrannocaster


Posted by on August 10, 2014 in Health, Recipes & ingredients


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3 responses to “Mrs. T’s Onions & Basil

  1. Gwen

    August 10, 2014 at 9:26 am

    YUMMY! Love fresh basil, onions, peppers….delish!

  2. Jack Flacco

    August 10, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    This looks like such a great dish! I love onions and have them with my burgers, cooked in a pan, lightly sauteed. Absolutely stunning when they caramelize!

    • Tyrannocaster

      August 11, 2014 at 5:00 am

      I agree completely; they just add so much to a meal besides being good for you. Sautéed onions are quicker but I think the roasted ones are actually a little easier because there’s so little watching involved. Give the fresh basil a try with your onions in the pans; should work just the same as it does with the roasted ones.


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