Caramelized Onion Dip

Add a small amount of water to the onions to prevent them from sticking.

Caramelized Onion Dip
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Stand Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
2 2/3


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 large onions, chopped (2 cups)

  • 2 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 ½ cup light sour cream

  • cup light mayonnaise

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Fresh Vegetable Chips

  • 12 ounce large red radishes, trimmed (1 bunch)

  • 1 small jicama, peeled

  • 1 large daikon, peeled

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1 ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 4 teaspoon finely shredded lime peel


  1. In large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, sugar, and 1/2 tsp. salt; toss. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook and stir until onions are golden, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat; cool. Stir in garlic.

  2. In a medium bowl combine the cooled onion mixture, sour cream, mayonnaise, remaining 1/2 tsp. salt, and pepper. Cover; chill 1 hour to blend flavors.

  3. Transfer to a serving bowl; stir. Serve dip with Fresh Vegetable Chips.

Fresh Vegetable Chips

  1. Slice radishes, jicama and daikon about 1/4 inch thick. Halve any large slices of jicama. Transfer vegetables to platter.

  2. In a small bowl combine smoked paprika, salt, sugar, pepper, and lime peel.

  3. To serve, scatter paprika mixture over vegetables. Serve with Caramelized Onion Dip, if desired. Makes 8 servings.

Cover; chill up to 24 hours before serving. Let stand 20 minutes at room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

150 Calories
12g Fat
10g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 150
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 467mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 3.8mg 19%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 148mg 3%
Folate, total 12.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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