Skinny Caramelized Onion Dip

Skinny Caramelized Onion Dip

Healthier Caramelized Onion Dip - so good with real caramelized onion so you won't even know it's healthy!

Caramelized Onions are my JAM! Well, not literally, but there’s an idea, for a recipe, huh? But today, I used them in a healthier Skinny Caramelized Onion Dip. Perfect to take to a party or serve at home.

Skinny Caramelized Onion Dip
Skinny Caramelized Onion Dip

And Skinny because it’s the Holiday season and we might want dip for a party, but we might want to save some of those calories for other indulgences. Like cookies and candy. Or maybe candy & cookies. 🙂

There’s no loss in flavor, just because this is “Skinny” – the caramelized onions are so good in this you won’t miss the extra fat and calories. And the yogurt is the perfect, tangy foil for the rich onions.

Skinny Caramelized Onion Dip
Skinny Caramelized Onion Dip

Be sure to sprinkle this dip with few green onions – to warn everyone that this is healthy. Just kiddin’. Just add them because they’re pretty and there’s already a few in the recipe.

You know I can usually toss out a recipe like this at almost a minute’s notice. That’s because I make up a big batch of Caramelized Onions (3 to 4 pounds) whenever I need some and divide the extra up in freezer bags. Here’s a link to take you to Three Ways to Caramelize Onions.

Skinny Caramelized Onion Dip
Skinny Caramelized Onion Dip

Skinny Caramelized Onion Dip

  • Servings: 1 1/4 cups
  • Difficulty: med
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You might want to double this recipe.

  • 1 cup of low-fat Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup caramelized onions
  • 1 green onion, minced
  • Freshly ground black pepper and salt, as desired
  • additional green onion for garnish

Combine 1/2 cup caramelized onions, minced green onion, cider vinegar and yogurt in medium bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

If time allows, this dip is better after it sits and even better after a day. May be refrigerated in airtight container for up to 3 days.

Makes 1 1/4 cups

Note: if the yogurt isn’t a good, thick brand, place about 1 1/2 cups in a paper towel lined strainer over a bowl. Set in the fridge for a couple hours or overnight until yogurt is of desired consistency. If you feel it’s gotten too thick, stir some of the whey (the liquid in the bowl) back in.

To Caramelize Onions:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large onions, diced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided

Place the oil, onions and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a 10-inch saute pan over medium heat.

Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are golden brown, about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool for 15 minutes.


I’ll be bringing this recipe to Fiesta Friday 201, hosted this week by Monika @ Everyday Healthy Recipes and Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook. Fiesta Friday’s already filling up with all kinds of holiday goodies & recipes, so be sure to stop by!

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31 thoughts on “Skinny Caramelized Onion Dip”

  1. Omg, give me a bag of pita chips and I would go to TOWN on this. caramelized onions are pretty much a condiment for me, I put them on everything possible lol great recipe Mollie!

  2. Looks good to me. I may have to try this for my New Year’s Day open house. I’ll secretly put it out and not let people know that it’s healthy and see what they say.

    1. lol – maybe they’d rather know! An open house sounds so fun! Are you going to post it? Or does that deviate from your theme? *S* I’d love to see what you’re making!

      1. I may post pictures of the food on my Food in Books Facebook page, but I have my blog posts planned for the next two months, so I likely won’t do an actual post. But hey, I like to live dangerously so I just might surprise you. 🙂

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