Caramelized Onion Flatbread

Is it Friday yet?

I cannot wait for this weekend. You know why? It’s a long weekend here in Canada, it’s Victoria Day. I have lots of things planned, so now I just have to get through another couple days of work. I can do it.

I think I’m handling my challenge this month pretty well. If you don’t know, I am challenging myself to only cook vegetarian dishes this month. I have to admit it is not as easy as cooking with meat, but I am definitely enjoying it. I also am loving the dishes. You can still have lots of flavor without meat.

Today’s recipe is a simple caramelized onion flatbread. I’ve been wanting to make this for quite a while now and I am so glad that I finally made it. I love caramelized onions, it’s amazing how much flavor there is in caramelized onions and this recipe is so wonderful because I add a little bit of honey for additional sweetness and some balsamic vinegar. The onions are to die for.

This flatbread also makes for a great appetizer, so give it a try.

Caramelized Onion Flatbread

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

Calories per serving: 140

Fat per serving: 4.5 g

Caramelized Onion Flatbread

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 pizza dough
  • 3 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 large red onions, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 5 oz cream cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chopped parsley

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 500 F degrees.
  2. Coat a pizza baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray or olive oil. Roll the pizza dough so that it fits on the baking sheet. Brush 1 tsp of the olive oil over the top of the dough. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool.
  3. For the caramelized onions, in a large skillet heat remaining 2 tsp olive oil over medium-high heat 1 minute or until hot. Add butter; melt. Add onions, thyme, and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Cook 5 to 8 minutes without stirring. Reduce heat to medium; stir in honey and vinegar. Cook another 15 to 20 minutes or until onions are caramelized, stirring occasionally. Remove skillet from heat and let it cool slightly.
  5. Spread cream cheese over the top of the flatbread. Spread onions evenly over cheese. Cut into squares, sprinkle with parsley, and serve.

Notes

Nutritional values are approximations.

http://www.jocooks.com/healthy-eating/caramelized-onion-flatbread/

Enjoy!

Comments

  1. sue anderson says

    This is very much like a flatbread that I used to get at a bakery in the Bronx, NYC back in the 1950′s.
    It was so delicious. We were just talking about it on Sunday. I subscribe to your posts and when I saw this – I had to print it. I will be making this for my grandson. He will love it.

    ♥♥♥
    Sue

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