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Finger Lickin' Onion Dip Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Finger Lickin' Onion Dip

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"This is the ultimate recipe for a low-sodium, rich, savory, tangy and slightly sweet onion dip."

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Original recipe makes 3 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Melt the butter with the olive oil in a shallow skillet over medium heat; cook the onion in the butter and oil until translucent. Season with salt, pepper, basil, paprika, tarragon, and brown sugar. Reduce heat to medium; cook and stir until the onions have softened and caramelized, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  2. Mix the goat cheese and sour cream together in a bowl; stir the onions into the mixture.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 16, 2010

This is really good! I am having a "chip and dip" bar at my wedding, and I wanted an onion dip that was fancier than what you usually see. This fit the bill perfectly! I made it to take to a wine party and it was well received! My friends were dipping EVERYTHING in this, including sausage! I didn't have basil so I omitted it. I diced the onions because I figured people wouldn't want big pieces of onions when dipping and it was the perfect consistency. I tried the onions after caramelizing them, and they were fabulous! You could use just the onions to top steaks or veggies or whatever you wanted to put onions on/add onions to! The goat cheese gave a good, creamy consistency but since I will be making this for a lot of people, I think I am going to sub cream cheese for the goat cheese and use a mixer to briefly blend the sour cream and cream cheese.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 27, 2010

This was ok. I would recommend dicing the onions cause it was a little hard to eat with the long slices on onion. I felt like it was missing something though, needed a little more oomph.


22 Ratings

Jan 20, 2010

this recipe was delicious and so easy to make! instead of sour cream i used plain, nonfat greek yogart. i did this behind my yogart-hating husbands back, b/c had he known, he'd never had eaten it! but we ate it with some wheat crisps (trader joe's version of wheat thin) and it was lovely!

Feb 10, 2010

This dip was delicious- tangy, sweet, savory, and perfect for a party. I made a double batch, but did not use quite 5 cups of sour cream as the double batch called for- I only used about 4, since I felt that any more would have made it too bland.

Dec 04, 2009

This didnt last long. Next time a double batch. I 2x the paprika.

Jun 17, 2009

DH LOOOOOVES caramelized onions so I had to try this. Soooo good! He doesn`t like basil so much so I left that out and it needed more than a pinch of brown sugar. I put in about a teaspoon. Very yummy with a veggie tray.

Dec 09, 2011

It was a little bland so I added a little bit more of the spices but overall this is a great new dip. I love how it uses goat cheese, very different.

Jan 07, 2010

Great change from the usual ranch dip. Make sure your onion is really big, or this is too much oil. I think I will use less oil next time as I ended up draining the oil and squeezing in paper towel to remove excess oil. I did not think there was enough goat cheese flavor so I added more goat cheese. But with the small changes I found this really good and a nice change. Will definitely make again when I have a raw veggie tray.


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  • Calories
  • 78 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.9 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 7.5 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 71 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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