Caramelized Onion & Shrimp Bruschetta

Caramelized Onion & Shrimp Bruschetta

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine November/December 2007

Caramelized onion and golden raisins add sweet balance to shrimp in this easy bruschetta. It can be assembled in just a few minutes if you make the onion spread ahead of time. For a vegetarian option, serve topped with crumbled feta.

Ingredients 24 servings

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  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 cups chopped yellow onions
  • 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 24 thin slices baguette, toasted
  • 24 peeled and deveined cooked shrimp, (26-30 per pound)


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  1. Place raisins in a small bowl and cover with boiling water; set aside for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring often, until the onions are softened and beginning to color, 5 to 10 minutes. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the onions are golden brown, 15 to 25 minutes more.
  3. Drain and chop the raisins; add to the onions along with capers, dill, pepper and salt. Cook uncovered, stirring, for 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and let cool for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Top each slice of bread with 1 tablespoon onion spread and 1 shrimp.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 3, cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Bring the spread to room temperature before assembling.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 bruschetta
  • Per serving: 61 calories; 2 g fat(0 g sat); 1 g fiber; 8 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 5 mcg folate; 26 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 36 IU vitamin A; 2 mg vitamin C; 17 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 100 mg sodium; 96 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2
  • Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat

Reviews 2

November 26, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
These take a bit of time, but are soooo worth it! They are amazingly delicious and, trust me, they'll be like nothing else on the appetizer table!
November 23, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I was skeptical when I saw this app at a friend's party. But it was so great, I had to find the recipe. I'll be making these for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve!