Onion-Garlic Puree


Now Eat This!

Published by Ballantine Books

This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

This aromatic puree is designed to be a base ingredient and is a great way to build flavor and texture without adding fat. You can stir it into just about any sauce or soup for a fat-free flavor punch.

Makes1 cup

Cooking Methodmicrowaving



Total Timeunder 15 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, halal, healthy, kosher, low carb, low-fat, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegan, vegetarian

Equipmentblender, microwave

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Taste and Texturecreamy, garlicky, savory

Type of DishCondiments


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


  1. 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.

  2. 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.


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