Caramelized Onion Dip

Photo: Levi Brown
Onion dip gets a redo in this updated version of Carmelized Onion Dip. Onions are slow-cooked to bring out their natural sweet flavor, and Greek yogurt is added in place of sour cream for a healthier twist.


Makes 5 servings (serving size: about 1/4 cup)

Nutritional Information

Calories 85
Fat 3.3 g
Satfat 0.7 g
Monofat 2 g
Polyfat 0.3 g
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrate 12 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 2 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 134 mg
Calcium 40 mg


1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
3 sliced medium onions (about 4 1/2 cups), divided
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup plain reduced-fat (2%) Greek yogurt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon sherry or red-wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium. Add onions, sugar, salt, and pepper. Cook, partially covered and stirring occasionally until deep golden and tender (about 25 minutes). Reserve 1 tablespoon onions; set aside. Allow caramelized onions to cool; coarsely chop.

2. In a medium bowl, combine chopped onions with yogurt, nutmeg, vinegar, and Worcestershire. Top with reserved onions.

Caroline Wright,


March 2012
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