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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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Saute onions in butter until tender and lightly browned.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

34 calories; protein 1.7g 3% DV; carbohydrates 2.6g 1% DV; fat 1.9g 3% DV; cholesterol 5.7mg 2% DV; sodium 31.8mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2010
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 used half FF sour cream and half NF plain yogurt. Couldn't even tell that it was lower in fat. Little sea salt and fresh ground pepper and you have a nom-worthy dip. We ate it with Romanitas and pita chips. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/31/2006
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 as a spread for a gyro. Very health dip I must admit Read More
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  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 6
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Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2010
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 used half FF sour cream and half NF plain yogurt. Couldn't even tell that it was lower in fat. Little sea salt and fresh ground pepper and you have a nom-worthy dip. We ate it with Romanitas and pita chips. Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2005
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 sourcream. I also added a 1/2 tsp of garlic powder and 1 tsp onion powder to add more flavor. The flavor will intensify if refrigerated for a day. I loved the sauted onions nice touch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2003
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). I used half shallot/half onion and I cooked them for a really long time on low heat until caramelized then deglazed with white vermouth. I also left out the vinegar. This is a versatile dip but I think the best thing about it is that it can be made extremely low fat and it still tastes great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2003
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 onion for color. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2006
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 yogurt and it tastes almost like sour cream and onion. Maybe I'm too used to sour cream but it just seemed to be missing something. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2005
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 and chopped green onion for a bit of color. Delish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2003
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 fresh finely diced cilantro. Kudos to a simple yet great tasting dip recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2005
This is a healthy alternative for those who like an onion flavored dip. It has a "real deal" taste factor too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2003
Very happy with this dip recipe. A little runny for my taste so I placed half of the yogurt over cheese cloth overnight to drain some excess liquid. Mixed it all together in the morning and was the perfect consistency! Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/31/2006
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 as a spread for a gyro. Very health dip I must admit Read More
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