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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Crispy Balsamic Onion and Goat Cheese Wraps


Meatless Mondays- this movement started as a goal to reduce meat consumption 15% in order to improve personal health and the health of our planet. If you are not already doing this, you need to get on this bandwagon today! One day without meat will not hurt you, you will feel ever so slightly better and that doesn't suck.

 The balsamic caramelized onions have super deep flavor from the caramelization with a sweet overtone from the balsamic; then the tang of the goat cheese brings it all together. Yum. This is an easy lunch, snack or even a light dinner.

You can live without meat....if only for one day and it doesn't have to mean you only eat salad. Get on the Meatless Monday bandwagon, feel better, help reduce our carbon footprint and enjoy a Fat and Happy dish all at the same time; exciting!

Tips and Techniques:  If you are counting calories, use Pam or a very light drizzle of olive oil instead of butter to fry the wraps.


Balsamic Onion and Goat Cheese Wraps

1 cup thinly sliced red onion
1 cup thinly sliced yellow onion
2 Tbls olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup goat cheese
egg roll wraps
1 tbls butter

Saute onions and olive oil until the onions get deeply caramelized, have patience as this will take up to 15 minutes. Remove from heat and add in the balsamic vinegar. Let sit for 10 minutes or until you are ready to use.

Assemble the wraps- Add a scoop of the balsamic onions and a crumble of the goat cheese to one wonton wrapper. Fold up the bottom triangle, then fold in both sides and roll up. Use a little drop of water on the final edge to help seal.  Repeat.

Heat a fry pan, add the butter and the fully assembled onion and goat cheese wraps, seam side down. Cook until golden brown, flip and cook on the second side until golden brown.  Serve with a scoop of pickled vegetables.

Makes 4 wraps.

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