Growing Out On A Limb

French Onion Dip

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Mmm, I love a good dip.  But so many of the highly-rated onion dip recipes call for onion soup mix … it really turns me off and it’s not something I keep in my pantry (blech). 

This recipe does onion dip without the nasty soup powder and it is so good!  After reading several reviews, I did increase the onions to 2 cups and cut down the mayonnaise by half so it wasn’t the over-powering flavor.  And I definitely took my time caramelizing the onions (that is the trick, right?). 

Here is my slightly revised recipe: 


2 Tbsp olive oil

2 cups chopped onion

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup sour cream

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp ground pepper

1/2 tsp salt


Heat the oil in a large skillet over low heat.  Add the onions and 1/4 tsp salt.  Cook until the onions are caramelized to a nice golden brown (this took me at least 40 minutes on low heat), stirring frequently.  Remove the onions from the heat and cool. 

Mix together the remaining ingredients.  Stir in the onions when they are cool.  Cover and refrigerate fora t least 2 hours before serving. 

This is so good with raw veggies, bread sticks, as a sandwich spread… mmm!


Author: furrychocolates

30-something living in New Brunswick, Canada. Married with two adorable boys, piano player and teacher, curler, and enjoy all types of sewing and crafting.

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