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How to Grill Onions

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 11 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American


How to Grill Onions – if you are looking for a simple, straight-forward tutorial on how to grill onions – this is it!


  • 1 onion (red, yellow or white)
  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • pepper


  1. Heat grill to 450.
  2. Thickly slice onion (about 3/4 inch thick).
  3. Place on baking sheet or large plate and drizzle with olive oil.
  4. Using hands rub olive oil all over onion slices (carefully keeping all of the rings in tact).
  5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  6. Grill on direct heat (directly over flame) for 3-4 minutes per side, or until each side is nicely charred.
  7. Remove from grill and serve immediately – we love them on a perfectly grilled burger!


  • The longer you grill the onion, the softer it will become.  If you prefer more crispy onions, definitely cook closer to the 6 minute mark.  If you want softer, more charred onion then cook closer to the 8 minute mark.
  • Storage: simply store grilled onions in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

Keywords: how to grill onion, grilled onions