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Caramelized Onion Spread

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I have never had to so much fun playing around with onions as I have this past week.  I was “gifted” 10 lbs of gorgeous milky white onions.  They sat on my counter for a few days waiting for me to find my inspiration.  And when it hit, it hit!  It all started with making Caramelized Onions.   I experimented with that process by making a batch with honey and another with maple syrup.  Both turned out delicious.  I then decided to mix things up a tad and create some Balsamic Caramelized Onions.  The house smelled heavenly throughout this process.  After all was said and done, I had 15 cups of caramelized onions on my hands.  Go ahead, bug your eyes out at me. haha

This spread was first creation, which turned out amazing! But we needed something to put it on, besides just eating it off the knife. :)  So, I made Caramelized Onion Crackers.  Those crackers turned out better than imagined and to be honest, they tasted so good on their own that it didn’t any spread on them.  So, I thought to myself… bread!  I need to make a raw bread! Thus, my Caramelized Onion Bread was born.  This became in instant hit and this spread tasted wonderful on it.  One would think that an onion spread on an onion bread might just be too much onion, but nope.  It was perfect!

This spread is perfect for dipping veggies in, smearing on your favorite bread or cracker or even as a base to making Caramelized Onion Ice Cream… yep, I said ice cream.  That recipe is to come! :)  So, gather up some onions, and some breath mints and have fun in the kitchen!

Ingredients: yields 1 1/2 cups

  • 1 cup cashews,  soaked (swelled to 1 3/4 cups)
  • 2 Tbsp marinade liquid, from the caramelized onions
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 sea salt
  • 1 cup Caramelized Onions ; divided


  1. In a high-speed blender add the cashews, marinade sauce, balsamic vinegar,salt and 1/2 cup of caramelized onions..  Blend until creamy smooth.
  2. Take the remaining 1/2 cup of caramelized onions and rough chop them into small pieces.
  3. Place the batter in a bowl and stir in the onions.
  4. Eat right away or store in the fridge in a sealed container for 5-7 days.


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8 thoughts on “Caramelized-Onion-Spread

  1. Linda says:

    I will be trying this, soon!

    Thanks and Happy Easter


  2. Janet says:

    I have tried the crackers, the spread and the onion.
    It is one of the best raw stuff I ever had!!!
    Delicious!!! Pls keep up the god work. You are my inspiration ;))
    Greetings from Vienna

  3. Lori says:

    This looks great and I can’t wait to make it tonight (I prepared the onions yesterday and they are sooo tasty!) but I’m all out of cashews. Can I substitute cashew butter since it will all be blended anyway?

    • amie-sue says:

      It’s worth a try Lori… soaked cashews swell giving more volume and “fluffiness”. You might have to adjust other ingredients as you go… be sure to taste test as you add ingredients. Blessings, amie sue

  4. Constance says:

    LOL I’m like a little kid at Christmas on this one
    I have been eyeballing this recipe for quite sometime now and just finally took the plunge
    Onions are in my that’s a bowl in the fridge and I tell ya I dont know if I can stand the anticipation waiting for them to marinade and get through the dehydrater
    just the light aroma of the marinade is enough to send you over the top LOL
    thanks kiddo this is going to be a real treat

    • amie-sue says:

      I agree that they smell heavenly. How did they turn out Constance? Crossing my fingers that you are enjoying it. :) Should I send you onions for Christmas? hehe Have a wonderful day, amie sue

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