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Photo: Marcus Nilsson; Styling: Robyn Glaser Photo by: Photo: Marcus Nilsson; Styling: Robyn Glaser

Caramelized Onion Spread

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.

Cooking Light DECEMBER 2011

  • Yield: Serves 10 (serving size: about 2 1/2 tablespoons)
  • Hands-on: 15 Minutes
  • Total: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes

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. 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.

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
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