Grilled Vidalia Onion Stack

by Country Spoon

Let the grilling begin!  Super sweet Georgian Vidalia onions are in season and become even sweeter on the grill.  Delicious with tangy feta cheese, fresh tomato, basil and to make it even more irresistible – crispy bacon! Enjoy this simple and full flavor salad as a side or a light main course. 

Grilled Vidalia Onion Stack:

Serves two stacks…

1 large Vidalia onion

1/2 c. herbed crumbled feta cheese

1 tomato

4 strips of bacon (optional)

several fresh basil leaves

1 t. olive oil

1/2 t. salt

1/4 t. freshly cracked black pepper

Preheat gas grill to medium high heat.  Start by preparing the onion – slice off the root end and thinly slit one side of the onion, this will allow you to easily peel off the outer layer.  Slice onion in 1/2 inch slices.  Lay onion slices on a plate and season with salt, pepper and olive oil. Grill onion slices on each side for 10 minutes, or until browned.  Meanwhile, fry bacon to desired crispness and slice tomato.  Once onions are finished grilling, assemble stacks starting with a slice of onion on the bottom followed by a sprinkle of feta cheese, a slice of tomato, a basil leaf and a slice of fried bacon halved.  Repeat layers twice (for two stacks) or until everything is used.