How To Make an Onion Dip

Snacks such as potato chips and vegetable sticks are great for munching on during leisure activities like watching TV or reading a book. They also serve as great party snacks, and can be easily and quickly assembled if you’re entertaining friends at home.

While these snacks are generally complete in themselves, an accompanying dip can elevate the entire experience. Not only does it enhance the snacks in terms of flavour, but a simple bowl of potato chips is rendered more visually appealing and complete if you serve a small bowl of dip with it.

Onion dips are exceptionally popular, and have the ability to enhance the flavour of almost anything. This creamy concoction, dotted with bits of sweet caramelised onions, is a huge favourite, and can easily be made at home.

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 20 min
Total time: 25 min
Yield: Makes one batch
Utensils: Sauté pan, wooden spoon, bowl, spoon and stove

Olive oil: 2 tablespoons
Diced onions: 1 1/2 cups
Kosher salt: 1/4 teaspoon
Sour cream: 1 1/2 cups
Mayonnaise: 3/4 cup
Garlic powder: 1/4 teaspoon
Ground white pepper: 1/4 teaspoon
Kosher salt: 1/2 teaspoon


  • 1

    Begin by placing a sauté pan on the stove over medium heat. Pour in the oil, and once it is hot enough, add in the onions and salt.

  • 2

    Next proceed to caramelise the onions. Keep the pan on low heat, and continue moving the onions around the pan with a wooden spoon, to keep them from browning too much on either side.

  • 3

    Once the onions become soft, golden and gooey, take them off the heat. The entire caramelisation process should take around 20 minutes, and once it is done, put the onions aside to cool.

  • 4

    Then, mix the olive oil, sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic powder, white pepper and salt together in a bowl. Add in the cooled onions, and mix it all together thoroughly. Have a taste, and adjust the seasonings if you feel it is needed.

  • 5

    Place the bowl in the refrigerator to cool, and when you take it out, give it a final mix before serving with a platter of potato chips, vegetable sticks, or whatever you may fancy.

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