Hi everyone. I have some interesting info for you from having attended a tour of the Unilver Test Kitchen tour on Friday-the people who make “I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter!”. I found that the research team has found few people in the U.S. want a recipe that has more than 20 minutes prep and more than 8 ingredients. Wow.
I was left wondering what the reasons for this could be. I mean, home cooked food is pretty much the most important way to maintain our good health but we are only willing/able to invest twenty minutes of our time? Is this really true? Yes, there are many good, healthy recipes we can make from home in just 20 minutes with fewer than 8 ingredients, but it just seems so limiting to me. What are your thoughts on the subject? Please do tell…
The kind folks at Unilever made us a delicious and easy recipe for a fig, onion pizza that fits both of these requirements. I hope you like it as much as I did:
Caremalized Onion and Fig Pizza:
2 Tbsp. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® Spread or 2 TBS butter
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 cup dried mission figs, chopped (about 5 oz.)
1 Tbsp. port wine (optional)
6 slices low fat Swiss cheese (about 4 oz.)-or you can use goat cheese which is what I will try
2 (8-in.) prebaked pizza crusts (try to find a whole wheat one)
Preheat oven to 450°.
Melt I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® Spread or butter in 12-inch skillet over medium heat and cook onion, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes or until golden brown. Stir in figs and port and cook until liquid is absorbed. Arrange 3 slices cheese, torn to fit, on each pizza crust, then evenly top with onion mixture; press gently. Arrange pizzas on baking sheet and bake 12 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is crisp. Garnish, if desired, with thinly sliced fresh basil leaves. Cut each to pizza into 8 wedges.
TIP: Also great as a bruschetta topping! Simply toast rounds of French bread, then top with onion and fig mixture. Garnish with shredded cheese and toast until golden.
Cost per recipe*: $7.70.
Cost per serving*: $1.93.
*Based on average retail prices at national supermarkets.