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Nairns Oatcakes Tangy Onion Spread to Rival Hummus!

August 23, 2013 in Eat Local & Organic
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Caramelised Onion Spread

 

A Delicious summer spread, perfect instead of humous

Nairns Oatcakes –  why not make something different!  Try this  delicious creamy spread, perfect instead of hummus.

I adore Nairns Oatcakes! They are my healthy Ethical Hedonist snack on the go. I try and pop a packet in my handbag, so I don’t reach for a naughty chocolate bar, when I am rushing around at work, and suddenly feel very hungry. My favourite flavour is the Herb and Pumpkin seed variety. They also make the perfect partner for  this  rich, sweet and creamy spread. It makes a fabulous summery alternative to hummus.  This will keep in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.

Suitable for vegetarians, Nut Free, Seed Free, Soy Free, Egg Free

Serves 4-6 Makes enough for at least 16 oat cakes

2 tbsp olive oil

4 onions, peeled and chopped finely

1 garlic clove, crushed

115g cream cheese

115g sour cream

Zest and juice of 1/2 lemon

1tbsp chives, finely chopped

Salt & pepper

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pan and sauté the onions and garlic. Cook on medium to low heat until they are caramelized, about 30 minutes.  Allow to cool to room temperature.
  2. Place the onions, cream cheese, sour cream and lemon in a food processor and pulse to combine.  Adjust the seasoning to taste.  Stir in the chives.
  3. Chill until needed. Spoon onto the oatcakes to serve.

 

Nutritional Information
Calories 105kcal, Protein 1.6g, Carbohydrates 6g of which sugars 1.2g, Total Fat 8.2g of which saturates 4.1g

Nairns Oatcakes are available from the following stockists – www.wholefoodsmarket.com ; www.sainsburys.co.uk ; www.waitrose.com

for more info got to  www.nairns-oatcakes.com

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Alison Jane Reid

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