Caramelized Onion Dip
Caramelized Onion Dip

I know everyone loves fall, and I appreciate a good slice of pumpkin bread while the leaves tumble as much as the next girl, but summer is my jam. I’ve always been and will always be a summer girl.

I love the sunshine. I love the smell of fresh cut grass. I love lounging by the pool. I love flowy skirts, tank tops, and sunglasses. I love cold beer after working in the garden. I love picking tomatoes and wild black raspberries. I love dangling my feet off the dock and dipping my toes in the water. Heck, I even love the heat and humidity (just as long as I have some A/C to escape into when I’m done with it). But I think what I love the most about the summer is probably not a surprise at all—the food!

Caramelized Onion Dip

It’s not just the food part of summer eating that is awesome, it’s the social aspect of it that is so wonderful. It seems that there is a cookout every weekend, and if there isn’t, there is a picnic at the park, or a potluck to go to. Summer is all about social eating (and, let’s be honest, social drinking), and love it! Everything is more delicious when eaten al fresco and with friends.

Caramelized Onion Dip

For all these cookouts and parties and picnics and potlucks, I have an arsenal of crowd-pleasing dishes that I work through all summer long. My Cowboy Caviar pretty much always makes an appearance or two, as does my Mango Guacamole (because a summer party isn’t a party with guac). And now I have a new addition to my summer pitch-in repertoire—Caramelized Onion Dip paired with Good Health® Veggie Stix®! It’s delicious, beautiful, and healthier for you than the regular chip and dip combo.

How’d I make it healthier? Well, I lightened up the caramelized onion dip using protein-packed Greek yogurt in place of most of the mayo and sour cream you usually find in chip dips. And for dippers, I’m using Good Health® Veggie Stix®. They are a really fun alternative to regular old potato chips. They have a few more nutrients to them (thanks to the mix of veggies, including tomatoes, beets, and mushrooms), and they have a super satisfying crunch! They are a crunchy snack and are super affordable at $1-$2 for the small bags and $3-$5 for the large ones. Join the Good Life by checking out their Facebook and Pinterest pages for more information and ideas!

Caramelized Onion Dip

The caramelized onions in this dip really add something special over your run-of-the-mill onion dip that you’d find in the grocery store. The flavor is complex, smoky, and just a touch sweet—it’s really incredible! This caramelized onion dip would make a great burger condiment, too. Or you could just eat it with a spoon, because, yum. Enjoy!

Caramelized Onion Dip

Caramelized Onion Dip

Yield: 16 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Caramelized Onion Dip is your favorite chip dip taken to the next level with sweet, nutty caramelized onions. Serve it at your next cookout!


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Melt the butter in a heavy-bottom pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add in the onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are tender and mostly brown—about 20 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Using an electric mixer, blend the cream cheese until creamy and smooth. Add in the yogurt, mayo and Worcestershire, and blend until smooth. Add in the onions, chives, salt and pepper. Transfer to an airtight container, and refrigerate for at least two hours before serving (preferably overnight for best flavor).


To keep this recipe gluten-free, be sure to use a gluten-free Worcestershire sauce!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 77Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 86mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

At Wholefully, we believe that good nutrition is about much more than just the numbers on the nutrition facts panel. Please use the above information as only a small part of what helps you decide what foods are nourishing for you.

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  1. I love swimming, swimming and more swimming with a bit of hiking thrown in.
    Thanks for the contest.