Some days I'm in the kitchen from dawn until dusk, so over the years I've found some great ways to save time prepping ingredients. One of my favorite shortcuts is my onion garlic base, because who wants to stand over a cutting board crying every day? 😭 This may seem too simple, but once you try this method you'll never want to go back to dicing and peeling these two amazing flavor powerhouses before every savory meal. 👍
You will need:
2 yellow onions, cut into 8ths
6-12 garlic cloves, peeled* (I say the more the merrier!)
Mason jar with lid or other container that is air tight and smell resistant.
Place your onion chunks and whole garlic cloves in the food processor. Pulse until they reach the desired consistency, from coarse diced to fine mush (depending on whether or not you've got picky eaters that won't touch a dish with the sight of an onion!). Transfer to the container, cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days. This blend is ready to use in anything from stir fry to meatloaf...I hope it will help you save time and enjoy more flavorful dishes!
*I saw this video recently of peeling garlic by shaking in a mason jar, but i find this works better if you cut the hard tops of the garlic off ☺️
Kelly is a loving wife, mother, veteran, life-long athlete, personal trainer, and self taught cook with a passion for helping others. She hopes you will be inspired to live a healthier lifestyle while enjoying delicious meals cultivated in her home, and shared at your own tables.