Rating: 4 stars
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
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  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

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.

Recipe by Cooking Light December 2011


Credit: Marcus Nilsson; Styling: Robyn Glaser

Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr 15 mins
Serves 10 (serving size: about 2 1/2 tablespoons)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.


Chef's Notes

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

Nutrition Facts

98 calories; fat 7.6g; saturated fat 1.7g; mono fat 3.7g; poly fat 1.5g; protein 1.7g; carbohydrates 5.4g; fiber 0.9g; cholesterol 8mg; iron 0.2mg; sodium 160mg; calcium 28mg.