Caramelized Onion Dip – Best And Easy

Caramelized onion dip is a savory and creamy dip that features sweet, caramelized onions as the star ingredient. These onions are slow-cooked until they become soft, sweet, and golden brown. They are then mixed with a combination of sour cream or Greek yogurt and mayonnaise to create a rich and flavorful dip. Additional seasonings like garlic powder, salt, and pepper are often added to enhance the taste. This dip is perfect for dipping chips, crackers, or fresh vegetables and is a popular appetizer at social gatherings and parties. Its sweet and savory flavors make it a crowd-pleaser.

Ingredients for Caramelized Onion Dip:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 sweet onions, chopped
  • Kosher salt and pepper (at least 1/2 teaspoon of each, probably more)
  • 1 cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Fresh herbs, like parsley, for topping

Instructions:

Step 1: Caramelize the Onions

  • Place unsalted butter on the hot pan or frying pan over moderate heat.
  • To spice it up, add some kosher salt and pepper to the sliced sweet onions in the pan. Stir well.
  • The onion is slowly cooked for about 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it’s golden brown and sweet. Be patient; this is the place where magic happens!

Step 2: Prepare the Dip

  • Add the caramelized onions, sweet cream or Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, and garlic powder to a mixing bowl.
  • Slowly blend them until they’re smooth and creamy. If necessary, taste and add more salt and pepper.

Step 3: Serve and enjoy

  • Moving the caramelized onion dip to a food dish and spreading fresh herbs such as parsley on top to set off an explosion of color.
  • For dipping, you can serve it with your favorite chips, crackers, or sharp vegetables. Enjoy your homemade caramelized onion dip!
Caramelized Onion Dip

Equipments:

You can purchase the equipment I highly suggest because I use them.

Variations and Substitutions:

  • Add a small piece of Worcestershire sauce or heat to make the flavor even more intense.
  • For a flavor other than these, you can use caramelized shallots or red onions.
  • Use Greek yogurt rather than sour cream to make a healthier choice.
  • Use different fresh herbs, like chives or dill, for a unique twist.

Why This Recipe Works:

By caramelizing the onions, they are freed of their natural sweetness, which results in a wonderfully sweet and delicious dip. You will get a creamy texture from the mix of sour cream and mayonnaise, so you can dip it.

Storage:

You must keep any remaining drops in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It can stay fresh for up to a week.

Serve With:

Caramelized onion dips are excellent with potato chips, tortilla chips, carrot sticks, celery, and even as a spread for sandwiches.

Caramelized Onion Dip

Caramelized Onion Dip

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Caramelized onion dips are excellent with potato chips, tortilla chips, carrot sticks, celery, and even as a spread for sandwiches.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 300 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 tbsp Unsalted butter
  • 4 Sweet Onions Chopped
  • ½ tbsp Kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 cup Sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • ½ tsp Garlic powder
  • Fresh herbs, like parsley, for topping

Instructions
 

Step 1: Caramelize the Onions

  • Place unsalted butter on the hot pan or frying pan over moderate heat.
  • To spice it up, add some kosher salt and pepper to the sliced sweet onions in the pan. Stir well.
  • The onion is slowly cooked for about 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it's golden brown and sweet. Be patient; this is the place where magic happens!

Step 2: Prepare the Dip

  • Add the caramelized onions, sweet cream or Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, and garlic powder to a mixing bowl.
  • Slowly blend them together until they're smooth and creamy. If necessary, taste and add more salt and pepper.

Step 3: Serve and enjoy

  • Moving the caramelized onion dip to a food dish and spreading fresh herbs such as parsley on top in order to set off an explosion of color.
    Caramelized Onion Dip
  • For dipping, you can serve it with your favorite chips, crackers, or sharp vegetables. Enjoy your homemade caramelized onion dip!

Notes

Variations and Substitutions:

 
  • Add a small piece of Worcestershire sauce or heat to make the flavor even more intense.
  • For a flavor other than these, you can use caramelized shallots or red onions.
  • Use Greek yogurt rather than sour cream to make a healthier choice.
  • Use different fresh herbs, like chives or dill, for a unique twist.

Why This Recipe Works:

By caramelizing the onions, they are freed of their natural sweetness, which results in a wonderfully sweet and delicious dip. You will get a creamy texture from the mix of sour cream and mayonnaise, so you can dip it.

Storage:

You must keep any remaining drops in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It can stay fresh for up to a week.

Serve With:

Caramelized onion dips are excellent with potato chips, tortilla chips, carrot sticks, celery, and even as a spread for sandwiches.
Keyword Caramelized onion dip

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