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Emily's Famous Onion Dip


"This onion dip is a hit with all of my friends. Sometimes I throw in some fresh herbs from the garden too. They can't believe it isn't made with sour cream because it tastes great! For really low fat, use nonfat plain yogurt. Perfect for dipping potato chips or veggie sticks."
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1 h 15 m servings 34 cals
Original recipe yields 16 servings (2 cups)


  • Calories:
  • 34 kcal
  • 2%
  • Fat:
  • 1.9 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.6g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 32 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Saute onions in butter until tender and lightly browned.
  2. Transfer onions to a serving bowl, and stir in yogurt and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving to blend flavors. This tastes even better if it sits overnight. The onion flavor gets stronger.

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  1. 28 Ratings

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I pulled a Rachael Ray and did a caramelization of the onion with some garlic (I used a huge onion and three cloves minced garlic) and just let it hang out in the skillet for about 25 minutes. I...

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It does thicken up a bit after standing overnight and the onion flavor does increase. Still I could not fool myself into thinking this was "real" onion dip. Not even close. This might go good...

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I pulled a Rachael Ray and did a caramelization of the onion with some garlic (I used a huge onion and three cloves minced garlic) and just let it hang out in the skillet for about 25 minutes. I...

With some revisions, I used this recipe at my last superbowl party and it turned out great!! People are funny about yogurt, so instead of 2 cups yogurt, I added 1 cup yogurt and 1 cup lowfat so...

Great dip! You can trick people into snacking healthy. I did a few things different that makes it even better. Instead of using butter, I used like half the amount of peanut oil (1 tablespoon). ...

What a great dip! nobody can believe it's made with yogurt, and it tastes a lot better than anything made with onion soup mix. I suggest adding a sprinkle of chopped parsley or minced green onio...

Appreciated a healthier onion dip. Made 24 hours in advance for a dinner party and, though it was complimented by the guests, a lot was left over. I'm still eating it. You can't tell it's yog...

Excellent dip Emily! I love yogurt so this was no problem for me. I too strained out the liquid overnite using cheesecloth as I like my dips on the thicker side. I added garlic and onion powders...

What a difference it makes to saute the onions-- wonderful onion flavor yet sweet-- delicious. I cheated and made the recipe with sour cream but it was a hit so it was woth it. I also added fr...

Delicious -- use plain GREEK yogurt for a thicker dip. Adding one tablespoon of sour cream to the yogurt imparts a distinctly "sour cream" flavor to the entire dip. This was delish!

This is a healthy alternative for those who like an onion flavored dip. It has a "real deal" taste factor too.