Monday, April 18, 2011

Light Caramelized Sweet Onion Dip

You know that french onion dip you buy at the grocery store and just can't get enough of?  Especially when there's a bag of Ruffles Potato Chips sitting next to it?  Well, this is a homemade LIGHT version of the dip with velvety bits of caramelized onions and fresh chives.  I made this recipe from my new favorite cookbook, Skinny Dips by Diane Morgan.  To keep this recipe "light" avoid the bag of potato chips.  Instead use baked chips or veggies. 


-1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
-2 medium Vidalia, Walla Walla or other sweet onions, finely chopped (about 1 lb)
-2 tsp kosher or sea salt
-1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
-1 1/4  cups reduced-fat or "light" sour cream
-2 oz low-fat cream cheese at room temperature (1/4 block)
-2 tsp white wine vinegar
-1/4 cup finely snipped fresh chives (plus a few more for garnish)

First finely chop the onions. 

Next, we need to caramelize the onions. Add the olive oil to a non-stick skillet over medium-low heat.  Coat the pan with the oil and add the onions, salt and pepper

Saute the onions until golden colored and soft (do no brown).  Stir frequently about 30-40 minutes. 

Put the onions in a medium bowl and let cool. 

Add the sour cream, cream cheese, vinegar and chives.  Fold the ingredients with a spatula until evenly mixed.  Serve with baked chips or veggies. 


  1. I will definitely be trying this very soon! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Of course! Let me know how you like it!


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