Cooked onions offer a sweeter, deeper onion flavor to this dip made with Greek yogurt and drum roll please…..caramelized onions!!!!
To make the onions, coat the bottom of the pan with oil, or better yet – a mixture of oil and butter (about 1 teaspoon per onion). Heat the pan on medium low heat until the oil is shimmering. Add the onion slices and stir to coat the onions with the oil butter mix. Spread the onions evenly over the pan and let cook, stirring occasionally.This is a low and slow process so don’t be tempted to turn up the heat to cook them faster, you’ll burn them – trust me!
Bon Appetit has a great blog post on avoiding common caramelized onion mistakes so check that out as well and be well prepared. You want your onions to look like this when you’re done…
Once the onions and cooked and cool, you’re ready to make the dip!
Caramelized Onion Dip
2 cups caramelized onions, diced
1 green onion diced
1 cup plain Greek yogurt (or you can use sour cream or a combo of both)
1-2 tbsp milk (not required if you use sour cream)
1 tbsp honey mustard
1-2 tsp steak spice
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp dried dill (or 1 tbsp fresh)
1/4 tsp garlic powder
salt & pepper to taste
I free hand the spices so try the dip once you’ve added everything and adjust the seasoning as you like. Like is spicy? Add some dried chilies and a dash of Tabasco! Like it more tangy? Add diced pickles and some of the jar juices or make it smoky with smoked paprika instead.
Then add chips and diced veg and you’re ready to go! I used raw broccoli, celery and cucumber but also added blanched green beans and asparagus. Top with two green onion spears for presentation and enjoy!!