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

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
3 cups
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Mix the goat cheese and sour cream together in a bowl; stir the onions into the mixture.

Nutrition Facts

78 calories; protein 1.3g 3% DV; carbohydrates 1.9g 1% DV; fat 7.5g 12% DV; cholesterol 13.2mg 4% DV; sodium 70.7mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2010
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/27/2010
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. Read More
(5)
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2010
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. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2010
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! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2009
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. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 3 stars
12/27/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2010
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. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2009
This didnt last long. Next time a double batch. I 2x the paprika. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2009
I made this for a group event. I diced the onions. Also added a little cumin for a smokey flavor in the back ground. Everyone loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2011
Really yummy! I left out the goat cheese but wish I hadn't as it needed the salt. I subbed 1c of the sour cream with greek yogurt. Also diced the onion instead of slicing and added cumin. So much better than store bought or out of the packet! Read More
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