Balsamic Onion Stacks

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Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Chill: 8 Hours
Grill: 7 Minutes

Ingredients

8 (1/2-inch-thick) sweet onion slices (about 3 onions)
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 (8-ounce) package fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 4 (1/2-inch-thick) rounds
8 large fresh basil leaves
4 (1/2-inch-thick) fresh tomato slices (about 2 tomatoes)
Garnish: fresh basil sprigs

Preparation

Arrange onion slices in a single layer in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

Stir together vinegar and next 4 ingredients. Pour over onion slices. Cover and chill 8 hours, turning once.

Remove onions from dressing with a slotted spatula, reserving dressing.

Grill onion slices, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 2 minutes on each side or until crisp-tender and golden.

Layer half of grilled onion slices each with 1 cheese round, 2 basil leaves, and 1 tomato slice; top with remaining half of onion slices.

Grill onion stacks, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat 3 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve onion stacks with reserved dressing. Garnish, if desired.

Note:

May 2005