One of my favorite go-to appetizers is bruschetta. It’s quick, easy, and oh-so-versatile! My husband and I adore caramelized onions, so I wanted to come up with an easy appetizer using their deliciousness. This was super quick and easy, pretty to look at, and most importantly, had great flavor and texture! I prepared the bread while the onions were sautéing, so all it needed was the onions, cheese, and a quick pop in the broiler. I also feel the need to point out that I misspelled caramelized in the pictures but have already deleted all of the originals…oopsie 😉
Caramelized Onion & Pesto Bruschetta
- 1 8-Inch Baguette
- 1 Large Onion
- Parmesan Cheese (and not the green-bottled stuff)
- Olive oil
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Preheat broiler
- Sauté onions in a little olive oil until browned and softened.
- Cut baguette into 8 equal slices.
- Spread 1 tablespoon pesto on each slice.
- Top each slice with sautéed onions and parmesan.
- Broil on a lower rack, for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is melted. (watch it closely) **
- Serve immediately.
** Note that Parmesan doesn’t get gooey-melty like a mozzarella, so you’re just looking to slightly melt it (until it looks like the picture). I always suggest just cooking ONE to test for cooking time and adjust the seasoning. I added a pinch of salt and pepper to the onions but didn’t think it needed any more than that, especially since Parmesan can be quite salty. I love to make homemade pesto, but am also never without a good jarred version, and the best I’ve tried is the Artisan Fresh Pesto from Sam’s Club. It’s the closest I’ve come to fresh, and it’s a great value at just $10.98 for a 22 oz jar.