I eat this sandwich a coupla times a week - it's so good that you wouldn't even know it's diet food. See, caramelized onions are king when you're dieting: they're super low in fat, super cheap, and make anything taste great (...well, anything that tastes great with caramelized onions).
Large nonstick frying pan Medium nonstick frying pan Small glass jar with tight - fitting lid Large mixing bowl
CARAMELIZED ONIONS: Heat 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Add the onions and 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt, and stir to coat evenly. Saute for 8 minutes. Then turn the heat down to medium low and saute for another 40 minutes, until they're a deep amber color and have reduced to one third of their original volume
EGG WHITE OMELETS: Heat a medium nonstick pan over medium heat. Add a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil, and use a paper towel to lightly grease the pan and remove the excess oil. Beat 2 egg whites with 1/4 teaspoon of piment d'Espelette, 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt, and some freshly cracked black pepper. Pour the egg whites into the pan, and cook for about 3 minutes, until opaque and slightly firm. Flip over the egg white omelet, and cook for an additional minute or two. Repeat with the remaining eggs.
BLUEBERRY & ARUGULA SALAD: In a jar, combine 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, aged balsamic, and maple syrup. Close the jar tightly and shake vigorously to emulsify. In a large bowl, toss the arugula and blueberries with the dressing.
SHKIAFFING IT TOGETHER: Toast the bread and slather one half of each sandwich with a tablespoon of fig jam and a tablespoon of caramelized onions. Add an egg white omelet, top with a second slice of toasted bread, and serve with 1 cup of arugula and blueberry salad on the side.
Reprinted with permission from Nadia G.'s Bitchin' Kitchen: Cookin' For Trouble by Nadia G., copyright (c) 2011. Published by Ballantine Books.