Recipe: Baked Onion, Goat Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomato Dip
Food for Family Gatherings
Family Features — Family gatherings like reunions, picnics and potlucks can bring fun, the chance to reunite with family and, of course, food and celebration.
While catching up with family is most important for many, food typically comes in a close second. Tried-and-true favorites are welcome, but so are new additions.
This starter duo of Baked Onion, Goat Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomato Dip (below) along with Orange Galette with Beet Gorgonzola Salad can get the celebration going.
To help mix things up, take a break from sandwiches. Chipotle Chicken and Bean Quinoa Salad Cups are a contemporary meal or snack alternative which kids and adults alike can enjoy. For a salad that feeds a crowd, try this Tex-Mex Layered Bean Salad, a tasty accompaniment for entrees from burgers to fried chicken. For more recipes for family gatherings, visit READsalads.com and AuntNellies.com.
Baked Onion, Goat Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomato Dip
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
1 jar (16 ounces) Aunt Nellie’s Holland-Style Onions
Nonstick cooking spray
2 tablespoons chopped oil-packed, sun-dried tomatoes, divided
1 large clove garlic, minced
4 tablespoons sliced fresh basil, divided coarse ground black pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon oil from sun-dried tomatoes or olive oil, divided
1 log (8 ounces) goat cheese
½ teaspoon Mediterranean herb seasoning (optional)
pita chips (optional)
Heat oven to 350°F.
Drain onions well; pat dry.
Spray shallow, oven-proof dish (3-4-cup size) with nonstick cooking spray. Place onions in dish. Press with spatula to flatten and crush.
Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon tomatoes, garlic, 2 tablespoons basil and black pepper, to taste. Drizzle with 1/2 tablespoon oil.
Cut goat cheese into 6-8 rounds. Arrange over onion mixture. Sprinkle with remaining tomatoes; drizzle with remaining oil. Sprinkle with herb seasoning, if desired.
Bake uncovered 20-30 minutes, or until cheese is soft and mixture is bubbly. Sprinkle with remaining basil. Serve warm with crackers, flatbread or pita chips, if desired.