Caramelized Onion Tart - Yoga Journal

Caramelized Onion Tart


Think of this tart as an homage to students’ penchant for pizza.

  • sliceServings


  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced (6 cups)
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 16-oz. pkg. ready-to-bake pizza  dough, such as Trader Joe’s
  • 1 cup grated part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated aged provolone cheese
  • 20 niçoise or 10 kalamata olives,  pitted and halved (2 Tbs.)


1. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onions, and sprinkle with salt, if desired. Sauté 5 to 7 minutes, or until softened. Reduce heat to medium-low, and stir in thyme and black pepper. Cook 15 minutes more, or until onions are browned and caramelized, stirring often. Stir in vinegar, and cook 5 minutes more. Remove from heat.

2. Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat 12-inch pizza pan or rectangular baking sheet with cooking spray. Press dough into 10-inch circle on pizza pan or baking sheet. Sprinkle 1/2 cup mozzarella and 1/4 cup provolone over dough. Spread onions over top, then sprinkle with remaining cheese and olives. Bake 20 minutes, or until crust is golden. 

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Serves 8
  • Calories: 287
  • Carbohydrate Content: 37 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 13 mg
  • Fat Content: 11 g
  • Fiber Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 11 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 4 g
  • Sodium Content: 627 mg
  • Sugar Content: 8 g