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Murielle Banackissa
Onion jam on a toast with vegan cream cheese

Leek and Onion Jam

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35 mins Prep: 5 mins Cook: 30 mins
Serves 10

Lightly sweet, savory, rich and decadent, this date sweetened jam is the perfect side to any cheese platter and holiday meal. It is also wonderful on a slice of sourdough alongside a creamy cultured vegan cheese.


  • 1 tsp avocado oil
  • 1 large red onion , sliced
  • 1 leek (white parts only), sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • cup pitted and packed dates (I like to use medjool)
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • ½ tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • ¼ tsp sea salt , plus more to taste


  1. Step 1

    Heat a large pan over medium heat. Once hot, add oil, red onion, and leek.

  2. Step 2

    Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Step 3

    Add garlic and dates and stir.

  4. Step 4

    Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 20 minutes or until the onions have caramelized. Stir occasionally.

  5. Step 5

    Turn off the heat and add balsamic vinegar, rice vinegar, pepper and salt.

  6. Step 6

    Enjoy on toasts with vegan cheese, in burgers, sandwiches or even in a mac and cheese.

Onion jam on a toast with vegan cream cheese
Onion jam on a toast with vegan cream cheese