Caramelized onion dip

Do you ever need a dip that can go with anything but tastes *WAY* better than the packaged dip mixes? Look no further – this is the one! I like to make this a day or two ahead so that the flavors have time to meld. Then all you need to do is pull out dippers (toasted baguette slices, veggies, potato chips, etc.) and you’re ready to go. This recipe is always a hit. Enjoy!

Caramelized Onion Dip

Adapted from 101 Cookbooks blog
Serves 8 (1/4 cup per serving)

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 large yellow onions (about 1 1/2 pounds), thinly sliced
3/4 cup fat-free sour cream (I use Trader Joe’s brand)
3/4 cup fat-free Greek yogurt (I use Siggi’s skyr yogurt)
3 teaspoons onion powder (*not* onion salt!)
1/2 teaspoon salt

In a large thick-bottomed skillet over medium heat saute the chopped onions in the olive oil along with a couple pinches of salt. Stir occasionally with a wood or metal spatula and cook until the onions are deeply golden, brown, and caramelized – roughly 40 or 50 minutes. Set aside and let cool.

In the meantime, whisk together the sour cream, yogurt, onion powder, and salt. The important thing is to add whatever onion powder you are using to taste. Add a bit at a time until it tastes really good (about 3 tsp worked for me). Set aside until the caramelized onions have cooled to room temperature. Stir in 2/3 of the caramelized onions, scoop into a serving bowl, and top with the remaining onions.

Nutritional info:
Calories: 95.8
Total Fat: 3.5 g
Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.5 g
Cholesterol: 3.7 mg
Sodium: 199.2 mg
Potassium: 173.7 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 11.1 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g
Sugars: 2.6 g
Protein: 4.0 g


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