A touch of balsamic brings out the natural sweetness of red onion, and I love the dark red color, like a holiday jewel on the dark green spinach.

Spinach with Balsamic Caramelized Red Onions

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Spinach with Balsamic Caramelized Red Onions


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 pound washed baby spinach


  1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in large skillet. Add onion and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and sugar. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, 12- 15 minutes or until onion is softened and golden brown. Pour in vinegar. Let sizzle and evaporate. Transfer onions to bowl.
  2. Wipe out skillet and melt remaining tablespoon butter with pinch of salt over medium heat. Add spinach, turning it over to coat with butter. Cover pan and cook until spinach is wilted, about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and toss spinach with onions.

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  1. Phyllis said:

    My family would not eat spinach until I made this recipe. It is absolutely delicious!