Triple Onion Dip
a snack / dip / spread recipe
For as long as she can remember, Kelly Ryan has loved to bake up treats to share with loved ones. Her love of baking comes from her mother and grandmother, both talented home cooks. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Kelly worked at America’s Test Kitchen for a few years before venturing off to do food photography and recipe development full-time. Her blog, Butter & Thyme, focuses on elevated nostalgic comfort food recipes. Find more of Kelly’s recipes at butterandthyme.com
This onion lover’s dip contains onions in 3 different forms – dried onion spice mix, caramelized onions, and fresh chives or green onions as a finishing garnish.
TIME (ACTIVE) | 45 M
TIME (INACTIVE) | 1 H
TOTAL | 1 H 45 M
| 1.5 cups
Set a large skillet over medium-low heat and add olive oil and diced onion. Sauté the onion until caramelized to a deep brown color (about 30-40 minutes on medium-low heat), adding sugar after about 20 minutes (if using). Remove the pan from the heat and allow the onion to cool to room temperature.
In a large bowl, combine the sour cream and onion mix and mix until well combined. Stir in the cooled caramelized onions. Chill the dip for at least 1 hour to allow onions to soften and flavors to meld.
Garnish the onion dip with chopped chives and serve with potato chips for dipping.
Expiry: 4-5 days
Adding sugar helps speed up the onion caramelization process. However, onions have natural sugars that break down when you caramelize them, so adding sugar is not necessary and totally optional.
For an even easier version of this cold onion dip, skip the caramelized onions. Simply mix the spice mix with the sour cream and chill for at least 1 hour.
spice blend collab
When Selefina asked me to collaborate with them on a spice blend, I immediately thought of garlic and onion. I season basically everything with garlic and always add extra onion too! These two ingredients pack so much flavor-- pungent, but also a little sweet, with tons of umami.
Sweet + Zesty Onion Mix was inspired by an onion soup mix, full of bold onion and garlic flavor. I’ve added two types of paprika and sriracha salt for depth of flavor and just a hint of spice. This savory all-purpose seasoning can be used anywhere you’d use garlic and/or onion powder.
• creamy soups, sauces, and dips
• chili (or other hearty stews)
• marinade for chicken (or other protein)
This spice mix is best when added to a liquid, to soften up the dried onion and garlic pieces. Think soups, sauces, dips, marinades, etc.