Grilled Pita Wedges with Caramelized Onions

Grilled Pita Wedges with Caramelized Onions

The sweet flavor of caramelized onion pairs beautifully with Asiago cheese in this delectable appetizer

Oxmoor House JANUARY 2006

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 wedges)
  • Cook time:30 Minutes
  • Prep time:9 Minutes


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/3 cup fat-free ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded Asiago cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Dash of freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 (6-inch) pitas
  • Cooking spray


Prepare grill.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion, sugar, and salt; sauté 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium- low, and cook 20 minutes or until very golden brown, stirring frequently. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon thyme.

Combine ricotta cheese, Asiago cheese, garlic, and pepper; stir well. Set aside.

Coat pitas with cooking spray. Place on grill rack; cover and grill 2 minutes on each side or just until crisp. Remove pitas from grill. Spread cheese mixture evenly over warm pitas; top evenly with caramelized onion.

Cover grill rack with foil, and place pitas on foil. Cover and grill 2 minutes or until pitas are thoroughly heated. Cut each pita into 4 wedges, and serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 162
  • Fat: 4.5g
  • Saturated fat: 1.6g
  • Protein: 6.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 22.6g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Iron: 0.9mg
  • Sodium: 275mg
  • Calories from fat: 26%
  • Fiber: 1.1g
  • Calcium: 132mg

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