Easy Caramelised Onion and Feta Bagels

Easy Caramelised Onion and Feta Bagels

Caramelised onion chutney is one of those things, like balsamic glaze and sweet chilli sauce, that makes ANYTHING taste better. I just cannot get enough of the stuff.

I wanted to learn this delicious secret for myself but when I looked up a few recipes online, they all contained a ridiculous about of spices and took about 10 hours to make. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure it’s worth it, but who has got a spare 10 hours free to make chutney when there’s a million episodes of Love Island to catch up on and wine to be drunk (spoiler: not me)

So this is my lazy version, that takes about 10 mins but still has that dreamy stickiness.

p.s I know you may be questioning my tastes given this plate design. They came with my flat and my landlady LOVES them. To give you an idea of what we’re up against, the kitchen was a mix of bright yellow, green and blue when we moved in and these plates are apparently a “complementary” design. Right..

Serves 1


  • 1 large onion
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1.5 tbsp balsamic glaze/vinegar (glaze is stickier but vinegar also works fine and is 0sp)
  • Handful of feta crumbled
  • 1 bagel
  • Handful of rocket


  1. Slice the onion in two and then finely slice each half into strips
  2. Heat some oil in a frying pan and gently heat the onions – try not to let them brown (not the end of the world if they do)
  3. Once soft and translucent, sprinkle over the sugar and balsamic glaze and stir until all the onions are fully covered
  4. Continue to cook for around 5-10 minutes until the onions have shrunk in size and look sticky (technical term)
  5. Toast your bagel and top with rocket and onions then crumble over your feta



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