A New Holiday Dish: Zinfandel Chia Onions

Looking for a treat that won’t increase your risk of disease – or guilt?

This year, why not try a tasty, healthy alternative to your traditional holiday side dish? Cleveland Clinic’s Holiday Zinfandel Onions are made with cholesterol-lowering red onions, brain-boosting chia seeds and inflammation-fighting onions.

Holiday Zinfandel Chia Onions

Makes 2 Servings – Serving Size: ½ cup


1 cup red onion, sliced

1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

1 ½ teaspoon agave nectar

4 tablespoons Zinfandel

½ teaspoon chia seed


Heat oil in sauté pan; add onions and sauté until tender. Add agave nectar and sauté until lightly caramelized. Add Zinfandel and chia seed; reduce to a syrupy consistency.

Serve with turkey breast as a side accompaniment.

Nutritional Information per Serving

Calories: 100

Sodium: 0mg

Sugars: 7g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Saturated Fat: 0g

Fiber: 2g

Protein: 1g

Carbohydrate: 12g