Raw Caramelized Onions

Raw Caramelized Onions


No need to cook to get the sweetness of traditional caramelized onions. Date paste combined with olive oil and tamari make this a go-to condiment when showcasing your raw dishes.
  • Serves: 1 cup
  • Active Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hr 30 mins
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Step 1: Preparing the Onions

• 3 tbsp olive oil
• 3 tbsp tamari
• 1 clove garlic, minced
• 3 tbsp date paste
• 8 shallots or 2 medium red onions, peeled and sliced


To prepare the condiment, using a mandolin, slice the onions or shallots paper–thin.

In mixing bowl, whisk together the olive oil, tamari, garlic and date paste until smooth.

Add the sliced onions and toss all ingredients well, coating and pressing the onions thoroughly with your hands.

Marinate for at least one hour at room temperature to soften . For best results marinate overnight in the refrigerator.

Serve as a condiment to salads, in wraps or on sandwiches.


  • Antoinette L
    Antoinette L
    What is date paste? And where do you get it?
  • Kirk B Rouxbe Staff
    Kirk B
    Hi Antoinette - thanks so much for your question. So Date Paste, also called Date Honey sometimes is a fruit sweetener that you can use in place of honey or maple syrup in recipes. We like to use it in place of sugar in many recipes. We've purchased it at Whole Foods and even Walmart. I hope this helps! All the best, Chef Kirk

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