Onion Dip

Onion Dip
Staff Writer

Mellissa Sevigny

This is the dip that started it all. After Lipton's Onion Soup Mix hit the commercial grocery store scene in 1952, it was only a matter of time before someone thought to mix it with a little sour cream. While we have an unknown California cook to thank for thinking of it in 1954, our version is homemade. Sorry, Lipton. 

Notes

Special thanks to Mellissa Sevigny of I Breathe I'm Hungry for helping us test this recipe. 

Ingredients

  • 6  Tablespoons  unsalted butter
  • medium onions, diced
  • 8  Ounces  cream cheese
  • 1  Cup  sour cream
  • 1  Tablespoon  garlic powder
  • 2  Tablespoons  chopped chives
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions

In a small skillet, melt the butter and add the onions. Season with salt and pepper to taste and caramelized until the onions are a light golden brown, about 25 minutes. Remove the onions from the skillet. Add 1/2 the onions to a food processor with the cream cheese, sour cream, and garlic powder and process until smooth. Fold in the reason of the onions with the chives, season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
21g
30%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
9g
38%
Cholesterol
42mg
14%
Carbohydrate, by difference
9g
7%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
128µg
18%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
77mg
8%
Choline, total
21mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
2µg
0%
Folate, total
11µg
3%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
39mg
12%
Phosphorus, P
135mg
19%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
104mg
7%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
53g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Onion Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Onion Cooking Tip

Vegetable should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.