How to Grill Onions

  • Author: Erin
  • 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 like a pro!



  • 1 onion (red, yellow or white)
  • olive oil
  • 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.


  • 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.

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