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Onion-Garlic Puree

Allows You To Save Calories on Mac 'n Cheese

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Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

"This aromatic puree is designed to be a base ingredient and is a great way to build flavor and texture without adding fat. It eliminates the need to add a lot of butter and cream to Macaroni and Cheese with a Crusty Crunch, for instance. You can stir it into just about any sauce or soup for a fat- free flavor punch."

-Rocco DiSpirito, "Now Eat This!"


  • 1 large Vidalia onion, roughly chopped
  • 9 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup water
  • Salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking Directions

    Combine the onion, garlic, and water in a microwave- safe bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap, and microwave on high for 10 minutes.

    Pour the mixture into a blender and blend until it is completely smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste, if desired. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 72 hours.


    Before After

    Fat NA 0.3g

    Calories NA 85

    Protein: 3g | Carbohydrates: 19g | Cholesterol: 0mg

    Fiber: 3g| Sodium: 594mg

    Food styled by Karen Pickus.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: garlic, onion, salt, pepper

    Course: Sauces and marinades

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