Caramelized Onion Dip

Recipe source: Better Homes and Gardens - June 2013 Note: If things get sticky, add a small amount of water to the onions while they cook.

Caramelized Onion Dip

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  • 2

    Tbsp. olive oil

  • 2

    large onions, chopped (2 cups)

  • 2

    tsp. sugar

  • 1

    tsp. salt

  • 4

    cloves garlic, minced

  • cups light sour cream

  • cup light mayonnaise

  • ¼

    tsp. ground black pepper


1. In a large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt; toss. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook and stir onions until golden, 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 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Cover; chill 1 hour to blend flavors. 3. Transfer to a serving bowl; stir. Serve dip with vegetables or chips. Make ahead; Cover; chill up to 24 hours before serving. Let stand 20 minutes at room temperature before serving.


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