Servings: 4 people
Do you have a sauce, chutney and spreads graveyard amassing in your fridge? Well you’ll be happy to discover this gestational diabetes friendly caramelised onion which won’t loiter for long. It’s the perfect addition to sandwiches, salads, pastas or pizzas and I’d suggest making a double batch. I think you’re going to like it.
- 1 ½ tablespoons light olive oil
- 4 large red onions, halved, sliced thinly
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Heat oil in a medium-sized saucepan over low heat. Add onions, stirring well to evenly coat them with oil. Continue to cook on low heat for around 15 – 20 minutes, stirring occasionally until onions are pink and soft. (Avoid turning up the heat as onion becomes bitter when burnt.)
When onions are soft add balsamic vinegar and stir well. Cook on low for a further 5 -10 minutes until sticky and caramelised. Either use straight away or cool and store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks in the fridge.
Post-GDM tip: Add a tablespoon of soft brown sugar at the same time as the vinegar to really help the caramelisation and bring out the sweetness.