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caramelized onion dip with potato chips
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5 from 3 votes

Caramelized Onion Dip

This easy caramelized onion dip is made with onion, shallot, garlic, yogurt, and fresh chives. Try it for a healthy twist on the classic chip dip!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Chill Time (Divided)40 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, French
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 25kcal



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme, still on stem
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste (if desired)
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 ½ cup plain Greek yogurt (whole milk)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh chives


  • Heat oil over low heat. Add the onions, shallot, thyme, and salt.
    Add Onion, Shallot, + Thyme to a Heavy Pot
  • Cook on low heat until the onions begin to brown, stirring occasionally. (About 30 minutes.)
  • Add the garlic and cook 2-3 more minutes. Remove the thyme. Squeeze the lemon juice into the pot, and use a wooden spoon to scrape all the brown bits off the bottom of the pan.
    Allow the onions to cool to room temperature.
    Caramelize the Onions
  • Optional (for a Creamy Dip): Add the onion mixture and yogurt to a food processor or blender and blend until creamy.
    Blend Onion Mixture with Greek Yogurt
  • Stir in the chives.
    Refrigerate the dip at least 30 minutes before serving, or up to 3 days. Taste before serving and add more salt to taste if desired. Serve with vegetables, chips, or other side of choice.
    Add Chives + Refrigerate


Calories: 25kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg