Easy Holiday Appetizer: Homemade Onion Dip

Some of my favorite foods to have around the house during the Holidays are Ruffles and onion dip- in the past it was store-bought onion dip or even just plain light sour cream. It’s weird, but for some reason I associate it with this time of year. It’s not exactly what I’d serve guests but I love pulling out the leftover ham and making a sandwich along with my chips & dip. When I saw this recipe posted on someones pinterest account I knew I’d love it.

Just in time for the Holidays this super easy dip is definitely guest-worthy…a big step up from the sour cream mixed with Lipton soup mix. It’s also super easy to make. Not too many ingredients involved and it can be made a day or two ahead.

You can’t beat using fresh ingredients like onion and chives instead of the pre-packed dips which use dehydrated, salty mixtures of vegetables and spices. You’re using a good amount of onion so you can feel better about making this homemade dip. Using the light sour cream reduces the overall fat (and saturated fat) content. Have you ever tried the reduced fat Ruffles? They are my favorite….not that they are super low in fat, but I just like them better because they are just less greasy than the full-fat variety. This would also be nice paired with some raw veggies for dipping.

To make it, all you do is caramelized some onions with garlic. Then mix in the food processor with fresh chives, sour cream and goat cheese. Delicious! If you’re looking for a simple dip to go along with your Holiday appetizer spread, I’d totally recommend this one. Enjoy!

(P.S. a white dip doesn’t exactly photograph beautifully but trust me it’s good)

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  1. says

    I absolutely crave onion dip with potato chips during the holidays. Why have I never considered homemade onion dip? I am going to try to make it vegan. It may be horrible, but is certainly worth the shot! Thank you!

      • says

        I just used vegan “sour cream” (I usually stay away from soy, but went with it for this) and the caramelized onions and salt and pepper. It was delicious! I brought it to a party and had compliments (even from men!). I would kinda cringe every time a man went to try it. But it was a hit! Thanks for the recipe!

        • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says

          oh I missed this comment- buried under all the spam comments. Love your make-over and so glad that everyone liked it! 😉

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