Caramelized Onion Dip Recipe – Homemade & Easy

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Caramelized Onion Dip Recipe

This spicy caramelized onion dip is one of my favorites, especially when it gets cold outside. Though, I’ve made it in hot summer days on a few occasions too.

While it’s still a little early to start humming Christmas carols, the holiday season is just around the corner. Like most people, I’m not ready to start my shopping or pull out the decorations and lights quite yet, but when it comes to food I’m ready. I love being one step ahead when it comes to party planning and dinners. And I think people appreciate that.

Dips sauces and also hummus which is a type of dip too, are great to serve at cocktail or dinner parties. They go well with crackers, chips, breads, veggies and cheeses. By making a trio of dips for people to choose from, you can create really impressive finger food with lots of flavorful little bites for people to choose from.

Here are three of my favorite dip recipes; all are simple to make with little stovetop cooking. Each of these spreads is delicious in its own way. The roasted red pepper and feta dip is a knockout because of its silky texture and rich flavors. The warm artichoke and olive dip is amazing because it tastes so decadent yet is healthy compared with the usual mayonnaise and cheese filled versions. And, the caramelized onion dip is a favorite because the winning combination of creme fraiche and caramelized onions.

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Give these dips a test drive for your family or friends to enjoy. That way, when you’re ready to start thinking about Christmas dinner or what you’re going to make or bring to your next party, you’ll know exactly what to make.

 

Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Cheese Dip

(makes about 1 cup)

Adapted from Bon Appetit

Ingredients

  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions

  1. Cut each pepper in half and remove stem and seeds. Place on a baking sheet cut side down and char under the broiler until blackened.
  2. Place in a paper bag or pot with a lid for 10 minutes, then peel.
  3. Puree peppers, oil, garlic clove and feta cheese.

Warm Artichoke and Olive Dip

(makes about 1 1/2 cups)

Adapted from Bon Appetit

Ingredients

  • 1 398 ml can of artichoke hearts
  • 1/2 cup (packed) fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup green-olive tapenade

1 box (150g) of Boursin soft cheese (shallot & chive flavour)

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F. Place artichoke hearts and basil in a food processor and pulse into finely chopped. Transfer mixture to a medium baking dish and mix in Parmesan cheese, tapenade, and herb cheese. Bake until hot, about 30 minutes.

Caramelized Onion Dip Recipe

(makes about 1 cup)

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 cup (250 ml) creme fraiche
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add onions and saute until slightly softened, about five minutes.
  2. Turn down the heat to a medium low and cook until onions are a deep brown and begin to crisp slightly, about 40 minutes. Transfer the onions to a bowl and let them cool completely.
  3. Add crème fraiche, curry powder, cumin, garlic, salt and pepper.
  4. Stir to combine, then taste.
  5. Adjust spices to your liking, add cilantro and mix again.

 

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Caramelized Onion Dip Recipe
 
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 cup (250 ml) creme fraiche
  • 1½ teaspoons curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add onions and saute until slightly softened, about five minutes.
  2. Turn down the heat to a medium low and cook until onions are a deep brown and begin to crisp slightly, about 40 minutes.
  3. Transfer the onions to a bowl and let them cool completely.
  4. Add crème fraiche, curry powder, cumin, garlic, salt and pepper.
  5. Stir to combine, then taste. Adjust spices to your liking, add cilantro and mix again.
 

You can sprinkle some black sesame seed, other seeds/ nuts or spices you like. Serve with homemade crackers, pita wraps or tortillas.

Enjoy!

Have you tried making Caramelized Onion Dip at home before? Let me know in the comments below.

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