Caramelization is a classic technique for getting maximum flavor from your food in a naturally healthy way. Traditionally, butter, oil, or other fat is used to caramelize. Chef Katie Simmons will show you how to get delicious golden brown sweetness without any extra fat or sugar.
How to Caramelize Onions Without Oil
What's Wrong with Olive Oil?
1 tbsp. olive oil = 120 calories
1 onion = 40 calories
Ditching the oil means I get to eat 3 WHOLE onions!
Or at least try to...
Vegetarian Recipes for Enjoying Your Caramelized Onions:
Other Helpful Oil-Free Plant-Based Cooking Videos:
More Oil-Free Onion Love and Learning:
A Beginner's Guide to Onions on Serious Eats, by Lauren Rothman: http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/06/differences-between-onions-yellow-red-vidalia-what-are-ramps-shallots-how-to-cook-with-onions-guide.html
Is the Mediterranean Diet Healthy? Pritikin Longevity Center and Spa: https://www.pritikin.com/mediterranean-diet-healthy
Calorie Density, from spinach to vegetable oil: Common Sense Approach to Sound Nutrition by Jeff Novick: http://www.jeffnovick.com/RD/Articles/Entries/2012/5/20_A_Common_Sense_Approach_To_Sound_Nutrition.html
About the Author:
Chef Katie Simmons
Katie is a Personal Chef based in Chicago. She specializes in creating delicious, healthy recipes for those with special dietary concerns like gluten-free, oil-free, plant-based, and low-residue. Outside of the kitchen, she is a Fitness Instructor for Equinox, with over 13 years experience in the fitness industry, and a blogger for Kuli Kuli Foods. For fun, she loves to travel, with her most recent travel involving 10 days of hiking in the Patagonia of Argentina and Chile.