Caramelized Onion Dip

Who does not like caramelized onions?  You can use these with so many different recipes such as French Onion Soup, condiment on your burger or steak or how about a good old fashioned onion dip.  Say goodbye to Mrs. Grass Onion Soup mix and try this much better version from scratch.

After some searching I found a recipe by Alton Brown.  His recipe was on my computer – I just never took any pictures.  Everyone knows you need pictures with your recipes so I had to make it again.  I tweaked it a little by using low fat sour cream and low fat mayonnaise and you really cannot tell.  I would also cut back on the olive oil as you do not need 2 tbsp. to caramelize the onions.  I  garnished it with some bacon bits and minced chives.  A fellow blogger Nancy saw this recipe as well and posted it recently.  Funny, how we like the same chefs and their recipes.

I also have a healthy onion dip, Weight Watcher’s Caramelized Onion Dip which is very good and uses yogurt.

Caramelized Onion Dip

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil (maybe only 1-1/2 tbsp. or use 1 tbsp. oil and 1 tbsp. butter)
  • 1-1/2 cups onions, diced
  • 1-1/2 cups sour cream (I used low-fat)
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise (I used low-fat)
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • bacon bits and minced chives or green onions for garnish, or fry some shallot rings in safflower oil

Heat the oil and sauté the onions.  Cook until they are caramelized about 20 minutes.  Remove from heat and set aside to cool.  I dabbed the onions with scott towels as there was “extra” oil even though I added 1/4 cup more onions. Mix the rest of the ingredients and add the cooled onions.  Refrigerate and stir again before serving.

Garnish with some crisp bacon bits and chives or green onions.  Recently I served this dip with veggie chips which are a nice sturdy chip for this dip.

You could also add some fried bacon, crumbled to the dip itself.

Recipe by cooking with aunt juju

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15 thoughts on “Caramelized Onion Dip

  1. Love your version, Judi! The bacon bits and green onions/chives create a great presentation… not to mention another level of flavor. 🙂 Love those veggie chips, too!


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