Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Balsamic Onion Dip

A perfect addition to your Superbowl spread, this is a an onion dip with a little bit of character from balsamic vinegar.   If you have any leftover, I can see this as a wonderful spread on your sandwich as well!

Onion dip is on the left
(eggplant caponata in the middle, hummus on the right)

Balsamic Caramelized Onion Dip
adapted from my previous version
yield ~3c

2 1/4lb onions, cut in half and sliced into halfmoons
2T extra virgin olive oil
1/2c water
1/4c balsamic vinegar
1/4c cider vinegar
1t brown sugar
2c greek yogurt
8oz reduced fat cream cheese
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Heat the oil in a heavy, large pot over medium heat.  Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions have softened and become translucent.  Add water, vinegars and brown sugar and continue to cook on medium-low until onions are caramelized.  Set aside to cool.

In a medium bowl, combine the greek yogurt and cream cheese.  Beat until smooth and then stir in the caramelized onions.  Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground pepper.  Cover and refrigerate for a few hours or up to two days.

Let stand at room temperature for a bit before serving with crudite.

18 comments:

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

The addition of balsamic makes this a more mature onion dip. Love it!

Erica said...

mmm - two of my favorite things: onion and balsamic vinegar. I'm in

Elizabeth said...

I love that dish with the three dips. Onion dips usually don't appeal to me because they're so often the powdered packet. THIS on the other hand...

Daisy said...

sounds like the a lovely dip for the big game.

Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living said...

Homemade onion dip is so good... but with the addition of balsamic, I imagine that it is fantastic!

Emily @ A Cambridge Story said...

Wow, this sounds perfect as an appetizer!

vanillasugarblog said...

yes please. i made this once using barefoot contessa recipe and I loved it.

Christina said...

This sounds incredibly tasty. Caramelized onions are amazing, and paired with balsamic vinegar it would make it even better.

Natalie said...

just bookmarked this--i love anything with balsamic & caramelized onions!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Um, yes sign me up for a sandwich with this.

Joanne said...

If you think I'm sharing this with anyone, you must be delusional. I am coveting this in the most gluttonous way. I love all things balsamic and oniony.

Sacha said...

Balsamic vinegar and caramelized onions are a match made in heaven. Looks delicious!

Megan said...

That sounds great! Saving this recipe for a party!

Natasha Price said...

An excellent flavor profile in this dip, with balsamic vinegar, awesome.

Biz said...

Hey Shannon! Hope you are well. My daughter loves onions, I'll have to show her this recipe!

Katie (The Aspiring RD) said...

Sounds superbowl ready!

The Food Hunter said...

Love the balsamic in this. Will be trying it soon.

Kerstin said...

Yum, this looks addicting, and I love your idea to use leftovers on sandwiches!

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