Vidalia Onion Pizza With Bacon and Swiss Chard
Vidalias are truly the sweetest onions I’ve ever tasted. Essentially, I never knew that onions had seasons, however Vidalia’s do. Therefore, I did some research and found additional facts about these mild and succulent bulbs.
Vidalias are only grown in an area of Southern Georgia. Their sweet and juicy flavor is a product of the mild climate and unique soil content found in this region. April is the start of the season and lasts for a mere three months until the end of June. If you want them fresh, now is the time to check out your favorite produce market.
My friend Nicole, who dropped a couple on my doorstep, suggested grilling or slicing them for a sweet addition to burgers. I quickly decided to incorporate grilled Vidalias into a pizza. I had a store bought thin pizza crust on hand. As well, I knew my daughter had Swiss Chard ready for picking in her garden. I paired these ingredients with bacon and Fontina cheese to produce a mouthwatering blend. The saltiness of the bacon contrasts beautifully with the sweet onions. The Swiss Chard adds more bright notes and the Fontina, which is mild and nutty, provides a perfect back drop.