Balsamic Caramelised Onion Bruschetta

Balsamic Caramelised Onion Bruschetta

Balsamic Caramelised Onion Bruschetta

By: Lisa Holmen

This bruschetta uses balsamic onions as a modern twist on the recipe. Make sure you marinate the tomato mixture for at least 20 minutes to really bring out the juices and flavour of the tomatoes. Really ripe tomatoes are best in this recipe.



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  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 red onions, sliced
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil Sea salt & black pepper, to season
  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled Basil leaves & extra-virgin olive oil, to serve
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbsp chopped basil


  • To make the balsamic caramelised onions, heat the oil in a large pan over medium to high heat. Add the onions and cook for approximately 10 mins until soft, translucent and slightly golden. Add the balsamic vinegar and cook for another 1—2 mins then leave aside to cool slightly.
  • Place the tomatoes, garlic, chopped basil and oil in a bowl and season with sea salt and black pepper if desired. Let marinate for at least 20 mins to really allow the juices to develop.
  • While the tomato mixture is marinating, toast the bread and brush with olive oil. Rub lightly with garlic. Spoon the onions on to the bread then top with tomato mixture. Garnish with extra basil leaves.


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Lisa Holmen

Lisa Holmen

Lisa Holmen is a food and travel writer, recipe developer and photographer. Her blog, Lisa Eats World, is one of the leading food and travel blogs in Australia, featuring healthy recipes, restaurant reviews and food-inspired travel guides. Lisa divides her time between the bustle of Melbourne and her new home on the Mornington Peninsula where she loves meeting local producers, visiting wineries, soaking up the coastal lifestyle and adopting a “slower” approach to living.
An advocate of sustainable and ethical foods, Lisa is particularly passionate about healthy, organic and wholesome foods and cooking from scratch. She believes in simplicity in the kitchen and loves trying new recipes, drawing inspiration from her travel adventures and her heritage. Although she’s not a vegetarian, Lisa has an appreciation for plant-based cooking and wholefoods and tries to cook vegetarian at home wherever possible.

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