Diabetic Cooking

Oven-roasted Walla Walla sweet onions

Preparation time: 5 minutes. Baking time: 25–35 minutes.


  • 2 medium Walla Walla sweet onions, peeled (Vidalia or yellow onions can be substituted)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Coarse ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar


Set oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 425°F. Cut each onion into 4 pieces and place in a baking dish coated with cooking spray. Drizzle evenly with olive oil and toss to coat. Sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper. Bake until cut surfaces are golden brown and onions are tender when pierced with a fork, approximately 25–35 minutes. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar.

Yield: 2 servings.

Serving size: 4 pieces.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 135 calories, Carbohydrates: 17 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 157 mg, Fiber: <2 g

Exchanges per serving: 3 nonstarchy vegetable, 1/2 fat. Carbohydrate choices: 1.

This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.