Caramelized Onion Spread

Photo: Marcus Nilsson; Styling: Robyn Glaser

Serve with Basic Crostini, or melba toast. For an upscale version, thinly slice onions, and caramelize as directed. Then combine cream cheese, mayo, pepper, and salt; spread over crostini, and top with onions and chives.

Yield: Serves 10 (serving size: about 2 1/2 tablespoons)
Total:
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Recipe Time

Hands On: 15 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 98
  • Fat: 7.6g
  • Saturated fat: 1.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.5g
  • Protein: 1.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 5.4g
  • Fiber: 0.9g
  • Cholesterol: 8mg
  • Iron: 0.2mg
  • Sodium: 160mg
  • Calcium: 28mg

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cups chopped yellow onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) block-style 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup canola mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Preparation

  1. 1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and garlic to pan; sauté 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 35 minutes or until very tender and caramelized, stirring occasionally. Add cream cheese to pan, and stir to combine. Remove from heat; stir in mayonnaise and the remaining ingredients. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
Note:

Make-ahead tip: Refrigerate the spread (or its components) up to two days ahead.

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