I think the first appetizer I ever learned to make was onion dip. As I child, I was a sucker for every food commercial on TV and up until my mother succumbed to my unrelenting pressure to buy a box that claimed it made a great hamburger and a great meal, TV commercials were my culinary inspiration. Regrettable experience though that boxed burger magic turned out to be, Lipton onion dip was embraced in our household and nearly every household I knew, showing up at every picnic and potluck aside a giant bowl of thick ridged potato chips.
Not one to fill my cart with boxed food (no judgment, this is me, you do you!), I still appreciate a good onion dip. The flavor of sweetly caramelized onions, enriched with some fat, brightened with a tang, and rounded out with seasonings and salt is simply yummy!
When it comes to dips, good things come to those who wait. If you make this dip a few hours ahead (or even a day or two), the flavors meld together into something wonderful. If you can’t wait that long, no worries! This dip is delicious and will have you making excuses to continue to sample it, all in the name of flavor balancing.
- May 23, 2021
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- Step 1
- In a bowl, combine sour cream or yogurt, mayonnaise and house blend seasoning.
- Step 2
- If strands are long, roughly chop caramelized onions.
- Step 3
- Add onions to bowl and stir until well incorporated.
- Step 4
- Taste and adjust flavor as needed with house blend for added salt and depth and cidervinegar for tang.
- Step 5
- Refrigerate for several hours. Balance flavors and serve with veggies, or potato chips.