Grilled Onions

grilled onions, Red Onion Rings


Cooking onions highlights their inherent sweetness. Making grilled onions does that and adds a lovely charred flavor so distinctive of the grill.

It’s a simple thing to make grilled onion rings, but frustrating. No matter how hard you try to keep the onion slice in one piece, it eventually softens and falls apart. Then the onion rings begin to fall through the grate and all is lost.

Now I use a vegetable grill tray. Don’t ask why it took so long to get one of these – it changed my life!

Red Onion Rings

Slice and separate the onion rings. Toss with a little oil, salt and pepper, and strew the rings over the vegetable grill tray. Place on the hot grill, cover and cook for a couple of minutes. Turn and cook a little more. Keep turning and cooking until you get the desired doneness. I like some to have a little char on them, but still have some texture.

These are perfect for fajitas, hamburgers or toss over any grilled meat or vegetable.

Watch the Grilled Onion Rings Video Here.


Grilled Onions

Grilled onions highlight their natural sweetness and add a bit of char to the flavor. Good for fajitas, burgers, sandwiches and salads.

  • Author: Trish Lobenfeld
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups 1x
  • Category: Vegetable
  • Method: Grilled



2 red onions cut into 1/4-inch slices
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
a few cranks of ground pepper


Preheat the grill to high.

Toss the onions with the oil, salt, and pepper.

Place on a vegetable grill plate and transfer to the hot grill.

Cook for ten minutes, turning occasionally to prevent burning.

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