Saturday, February 11, 2012

Roasted Onion with Valdeon Blue Cheese and Pinenuts

The other day when my friend Jen was in town, we went to Jaleo's. It's a great Spanish tapas restaurant. We had this dish and I did my best to recreate it. It didn't take much to give me an excuse to buy Valdeon blue cheese.

1 large onion
2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 ounces Valdeon blue cheese (or any intense blue cheese)
1 tablespoon pinenuts

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cook spray to prevent the onions from sticking.

Slice the onion about an inch thick. Keep the rings all together. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil. Bake for about 20 minutes until the onions are soft and just beginning to brown.

Meanwhile, in a small skillet, toast the pinenuts.

When the onions are done roasting, top with the pinenuts and blue cheese. Serve while warm.


  1. Jaleo's was yummy, but I'd bet good money that your version was better. Flat tire, hell: I'm coming back! ;-)

  2. Haha, a flat tire can't stop you! You're welcome anytime!