Mediterranean Onion Dip Recipe -
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Mediterranean Onion Dip

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"A great dip full of flavor, especially for those that like garlic. Perfect dip or spread for flatbread, pitas, cut veggies, tortilla chips or regular potato chips."

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Original recipe makes 2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. In a food processor, combine the garlic, red pepper, onion soup mix, feta cheese, cream cheese, sour cream and olives. Process until smooth and well blended. Transfer to a bowl, and refrigerate for 30 minutes to blend flavors before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 17, 2008

I may not know what "an unfortunate combination of picquancy" means, but I can tell you that this dip is fabulous. It's one of those recipes that I get asked for every single time I make it. I serve it either or crackers or on veggies and it always disappears.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 20, 2008

I enjoy foods with strong flavors, but this recipe is an unfortunate combination of piquancy. The mixture of raw garlic cloves, feta cheese and Kalamata olives nets an end product that I do not care for. Nevertheless you can save this from being a disaster if you 1) add the juice of 1/2 lemon, and 2) add 1 can drained garbanzo beans. Puree together with the rest of the ingredients in the food processor. This will change the dish into a cheesy hummus, which is tasty. However, the red pepper is still overwhelmed, and I would suggest using only 1/2 packet of the onion soup mix, otherwise your dish will be too salty. The fact that the recipe holds such a strong flavor even after the addition of 15 oz. of garbanzo beans gives you some idea of how pungent these components are when combined. It will be some time before I try this again.


10 Ratings

Sep 18, 2006

Awesome recipe! I made it as an appetizer for my friend's birthday party and everyone loved it! I didn't have any kalamata olives, so I used regular green olives and it turned out great. I will definitely make this again.

Jun 21, 2010

Good. Everyone at the party thought it was delicious. I used roasted garlic to add more flavor. I think next time I will add less cream cheese and more feta and sour cream. However, I am not a huge cream cheese fan in general. Will make again. Taste great with pita chips and vegetables.

Mar 21, 2007

Not bad! I was looking for something different, this was it. The flavors are very strong even after setting 30 mins. I let it set overnight....much better. Flavors had a chance to even out and blend, seemed creamier to. I also used half the olives as I'm not real big on them and it still left plenty of strong olive flavor, maybe becaused I used mediterranean style? Think I will try a milder olive next time. Served it with crispy everything bagel chips, loved it! Thought they really mixed well together. I was sceptical at first but it has definitely grown on me.......will make this again, since I've managed to eat most of it. Thanks for the recipe.

Dec 28, 2010

I sent this to a party with a friend as I had to arrive late and everyone was trying to guess what was in it before I arrived. I was attacked for the recipe when I came in. The guys especially liked it. I'll be making it again. I kind of messed with the ingredient amounts as I am not real into measuring and it turned out great.

Oct 19, 2008

This was really good. I added a little less of the feta, as it was leftovers from a tub I had. Probably a good thing as it was very forward in this recipe. I also added 5 green manzillas, as I had no kalamatas. It was good overall, though!!

May 14, 2007

This dip was awesome! I made some for a party, and there wasn't a bit of it left, everyone raved about it. It makes a lot of dip too. I will definitely make this agan.


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  • Calories
  • 91 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.7 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 8.1 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 316 mg
  • 13%

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

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