Crispy Toasts with Onion Jam & Ricotta

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Preparation Time 10 minutes Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings Cost Per Serving $0.36
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Onion Jam Ingredients
2Large Red Onions, sliced
1 tbspOlive Oil
3 tbspRed Wine Vinegar or Balsamic Vinegar
2 tspFresh Thyme or 1 tsp dried
1/2 tspSea Salt
Crispy Toasts
8 thin slicesToasted Whole Grain Bread
8 tbspOnion Jam
1 cupArugula
1/2 cupRicotta (light or regular)


  1. In a large sauté pan over medium heat, add the oil. Add your sliced onions and salt, stir occasionally and cook until soft and caramelized. About 25 minutes.
  2. Add the vinegar and thyme and stir through, continue to cook until most of the liquid has been absorbed.
  3. Allow to cool and store in a sanitized jar. Refrigerate for up to a week.
  4. To serve, add on some toast bread with some ricotta and arugula.


  • ​​Caregivers spend so much time and energy caring for others but remember to take care of yourself too. Plan ahead so you can make healthy meals for your loved one and for yourself, and avoid eating take out or other less healthy options on the run. Healthy eating is important to keep your strength up to help you better manage the challenges of being a caregiver.
  • Onions and garlic add wonderful flavour to food and are easier to digest when cooked. Population studies have shown that people who eat the most onions and garlic have a 55-85% lower risk of cancer compared to people who never or rarely eat these foods.
  • A high fibre diet can help prevent constipation and reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. For some people, symptoms and side effects of cancer and its treatment mean lower fibre options are better tolerated. Choose high fibre, whole grain bread for most people, but to manage bloating, diarrhea or lack of appetite, choose a sourdough or French bread made with unbleached white flour.