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Caramelized French Onion Dip

Cook Time40 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Good Dinner Mom


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or other mild oil
  • 2 large yellow onions finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup sour cream regular or low-fat
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt also regular or low-fat (The Greek Gods is a good brand for this)
  • 3 - 4 teaspoons dehydrated onion powder/granulates I ground dehydrated onions in my blender for a deeper flavor
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives chopped


  • In a large thick-bottomed skillet over medium heat saute the chopped onions in the olive oil along with a couple pinches of salt. A cast iron pan works well for this. Stir occasionally and cook over medium heat as the onions start to brown, about 30 minutes. Add the garlic clove at this time and continue to cook until the onions are dark brown and caramel in color, another 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • As the onions cook, stir together the sour cream, yogurt, onion powder, salt and dried sage. Add the onion powder to taste. I pretty much used the full 4 teaspoons because the onion powder is what gives this that sweet French flavor. Add a bit at a time until it tastes the way you want it. Set aside until the caramelized onions and garlic have cooled to room temperature. Stir in the onions, adding lemon juice at this time, to taste, as well. Add chives, reserving 1 tablespoon to garnish on top, if desired.
  • Pour into your serving bowl and chill for one hour. This dip is tasty at room temperature, so after it has married in the fridge for an hour, set it out to come to room temperature before serving.