Whole Foods Finds – Recipe: Onion, Thyme and Gruyere Foccacine


I don’t get to go to Whole Foods that often but when I do, I like to walk up and down the aisles to see the unique food item they carry. I can always count on Whole Foods to have that hard-to-find ingredient that you can’t get at a run-of-the-mill grocery store. I especially love browsing their cheese selection — which inspired my latest recipe that’s perfect for Christmas gatherings. (You’ll be able to shop at Whole Foods, too! Read on for the giveaway.)

I have a quick and easy recipe for Red Onion, Thyme and Gruyere Foccacine –  an appetizer that packs a lot of flavor into a little bite.  

I picked up my ingredients at Whole Foods: Pre-made pizza dough, red onion, gruyere, and smoked sea salt. I also used the thyme growing on my window sill and extra-virgin olive oil.


The process is pretty easy:

Roll out the dough


Cut the dough into 3-in rounds


Top with grated gruyere, sliced red onions, thyme, olive oil, and smoked sea salt.


Bake at 450°F for about 8-10 minutes.

Easy peasy, right?

WFM_DressingRehearsal-01Whole Foods Encinitas is making it easier to plan your holiday gatherings. Not only will you find the ingredients I used, but they have an informational event (with samples – yay!) at their “Dressing Rehearsal” this Thursday, December 12th from 6-8pm at 687 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024


The Event will Feature:

  • Beer & Wine – Holiday favorites, pairings and sampling
  • Premier Party Dips sampling
  • Coffee and seasonal treats

While you’re there, check out their Top 10 Holiday Wines under $25.

I’m also giving away a $50 gift card for YOU to use at Whole Foods! There are several ways to enter.

Leave a comment about what you would get at Whole Foods:

Giveaway ends December 15 at midnight PST. Good luck!

Disclosure: I was compensated for this post sponsored by Whole Foods Encinitas. My partnership with Whole Foods does not affect my efforts to give you valuable content and honest opinions. 

7 thoughts on “Whole Foods Finds – Recipe: Onion, Thyme and Gruyere Foccacine

  1. I would buy something from their deli! It’s great when you don’t have time to cook and you can still put a delicious meal on the table for your family.

  2. Of course they have an amazing deli, but I also like to get the most bang for my buck. Their 365 foods are a real value. They are named that because they are every day staples and of a very good quality. I’d buy tomato sauce and Gruyere cheese to start with (the above recipe sounds AWESOME!

  3. I really like Whole Foods selections of premade food. It is fun to get and go on a picnic with! I also love their bakery. Yum!

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