In the not so distant past, the only way I truly enjoyed onions was in the breaded and deep fried form. Lately I've found myself completely digging onions. I'm enjoying them in sandwiches, salads, breads... I'm loving red, yellow, white. Hot, mild, sweet. Bring on the onion! I only wish my husband would join my little onion club because right now I have to cook my onions ahead of time and then add them back into my portion of the meal. Come on man, get on board my onion boat! ;D
This is a delicious way to enjoy your onions. Caramelized and tossed with mushrooms, broccoli, cannellini beans, garlic, thyme and a splash of Balsamic. Heavenly!
Mushrooms Caramelized Onion Broccoli and Cannellini Beans
over Gluten Free Pasta
1 lb Gluten-Free Pasta, cook as directed on box (I used a Quinoa Corn pasta)
2 tbsp Earth Balance
1 small onion, thinly sliced
8 oz sliced crimini mushrooms
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 cup Whole Foods 365 frozen broccoli florets, slightly thawed
1 15 oz can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 tsp dried thyme
kosher salt to taste
1 tsp dried thyme
Splash of Balsamic
In a large skillet, heat Earth Balance over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until it reaches a light caramel color, stirring occasionally. Add the mushrooms and garlic. Saute for 2-3 minutes. Add the broccoli, beans, thyme and salt. Cook until beans and broccoli are heated through, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Add a splash or two of Balsamic vinegar. Toss. Serve over pasta. Dig in!!
I don't know about you but I like to add a bit of kosher salt throughout the cooking process. Just be careful not to over salt!
I recently had the opportunity to sample several frozen fruits and veggies from Whole Foods 365 line. The broccoli in this recipe is from 365 and it was so fantastic! It was vivid green and had a wonderful flavor and texture. The price was so reasonable too, which is great during these penny pinching times we are living in.
Stay tuned for my official 365 post. I'll be putting together a wonderful spring millet salad. Perfect for Easter!