Snack recipe: Caramelised Onion Spread

Quick snack recipe idea for a yummy Caramelised Onion Spread. Rich, sweet and creamy – this is fabulous served with oat cakes and makes a lovely alternative dip to hummus.

Nairns Oatcakes

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.

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