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Caramelized Onion Pasta Salad

Caramelized onions add a perfect hint of sweetness to this fresh-tasting pasta salad. Recipe source: Greater Chicago Food Depository

Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Servings: 8
Ingredients Click the play button next to each ingredient for How-To Videos
  • 6 tablespoons Oil
  • 3 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 8 ounces short Pasta (like Orzo, Rotini and Macaroni)
  • 1 cup fresh Spinach, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 ears of Corn
  • 3 medium sized Onions, sliced
Preparation
  1. Fill a large pot about halfway with water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add corn to boiling water and cook until kernels are tender, about 3-5 minutes.
  2. Allow to cool. Use a knife to carefully remove kernels from the cobs and place kernels in a bowl.
  3. Pour oil into a sauce pan and heat the oil over low heat. Once it is heated, add the onions and stir every couple minutes, for about 5 minutes. Cook the onions until golden brown.
  4. Cool the onions and mince them. Cook and cool the pasta.
  5. Mix all ingredients together in large bowl.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/2 cup % Daily Value
Calories 112
Fat 6 g 8%
Saturated Fat 0.5 g 3%
Cholesterol 10 mg 3%
Sodium 166 mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 13 g 5%
Fiber 1 g 5%
Sugars 2 g
Protein 3 g 5%
Ingredient Nutrition Info

Corn is very rich in thiamine, also known as vitamin B1.

Onions are a good source of vitamin C and vitamin B6.

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