I made this dish the other night for my girlfriend’s birthday. A year ago, we were in Bali and every day we walked passed a beautiful Lotus pond that was close to our house. I wanted to remind her of our amazing hikes and all that we loved in that amazing place. Food can do that. It can transport you.
I love onions. Yellow, white, sweet, red — I love them all. And there are so many ways to eat them: raw, grilled, sauteed, roasted, pickled… They always do their part when they are added to a dish, working hard in the background to add flavor but not steal the show. That’s why it is fun to find a recipe like this one where the onions get to be the shining star.
This Onion Lotus may look fancy but is so simple to make. This is a great side dish but you’ll want to serve them on a plate where they have lots of to spread out and show off!
- Red onions (how many do you want to eat?!?)
- Olive oil
- Balsamic vinegar
- Salt and pepper
Directions: preheat oven to 375°.
8. Once cooked, let them rest for a few minutes before moving them to your serving dish where they will open beautifully.