Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Cindy Barr
Serves 12 (serving size: about 2 tablespoons)

Serve this creamy dip with carrot and celery batons, sliced bell pepper, or pita chips.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion, garlic, and 1/8 teaspoon salt; cook 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 6 minutes, stirring frequently. Cool onion mixture slightly.

Step 2

Combine sour cream, mayonnaise, 1 1/2 tablespoons chives, pepper, and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add onion mixture; stir well. Top with remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons chives.

Ratings & Reviews

DonnaNJ's Review

August 05, 2013
This was such an easy and wonderful dip. The taste is so incredibly superior to the onion soup mix version. It is well worth the added step of sauteeing the onions. Delicious!

Belladonna714's Review

August 08, 2013
OMG...make this NOW!!! I did sauté the onions much longer, until caramelized, (about 15 minutes once I reduced the heat)... Well worth the extra time!! As DonnaNJ stated..."this is incredibly superior to the onion soup mix version" This is my new "go to" onion dip recipe!!! If you have the time, do yourself a favor and make this a day ahead of gets even better after it sits overnight!!

Yummy dip

July 24, 2017
We served this alongside some potato chips and carrots and celery. Will make again, but next time will probably add a little more salt, and maybe cook the onions just a little bit longer.

tnwalsh's Review

June 21, 2014
I was skeptical, thinking this wouldn't have enough flavor but it is soooo tasty. Would definitely serve to company.

KathrynNC's Review

September 05, 2013
We thought this was great!! I accidentally added a few of the onions to the mix prior to sauteing and couldn't fish them back out - so I left it and enjoyed a little of their flavor mixed with the sauteed onion -- might make that mistake part of my recipe! Served with baked potato chips and veggies when we had CL's Steak and Cheese Sandwiches with Mushrooms. Can't wait to make it for a party!

Kristines3's Review

September 20, 2013
Delicious and easy!

a little sweet

December 19, 2015
This is a good dip, but it had a slightly sweet quality we just didn't care for. Maybe the onions caramalized a bit.