Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Gluten Free Caramelized Onion Dip

The theme for "What can I eat that's gluten Free?" this week is appetizers. I don't typically make many appetizers. However, occasions always arise that warrant an easy pre-meal snack. I first made this dip around Thanksgiving and Christmas last year to enjoy while all the other food was being prepared. I love the simplicity of this caramelized onion dip and the flavor is incredible.
Caramelized Onion Dip:
1 medium to large onion
1 tablespoon butter or vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon dried sage or 1 finely chopped fresh sage leaf
3/4 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Begin by slicing the onion thin and then quarter the slices. Heat butter or oil in a saute pan over medium-low heat. Add onions and sage. Cover the pan and cook for 20-30 minutes stirring about every 10 minutes. The idea is to slowly caramelize the onions, don't allow them really sizzle and saute.
The onions will begin turning a caramel brown and they will become translucent.

Allow the onions to cool. Mix together the sour cream, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper. Add the onions and mix thoroughly. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. The flavors really come together after resting for a couple hours. This can also be made the day before. Grab some chips, dip, and relax. Enjoy!!!


  1. I love everything about this recipe--onions, mayo, sour cream, dip....I'll definitely be trying it out the next time I need an appetizer. Thanks!

  2. This reminds of dips when I was a kid....just perfect.

  3. Just wanted to comment about McD's fries and make sure you got it. Before you get too crazy about omiting them check out the link that Linda left in my comments section. It explains in more detail about the gluten thing. I have know for a while that most things we eat have gluten (even corn) it is just about the amount I guess. I'm not really up on it entirely but at any rate even though we call it gluten free we do eat certain types (or maybe amts) of gluten. Sooo, while McD's website explains that there is a minute amt. of gluten in the oil that's in the fries, it has been tested by the Celiac foundation and determined to be gluten free. Don't ask me how? Just wanted to pass it along. I will certainly keep my fry consumption to a minimum but I doubt if I will write them off! :)
    Jessie at Blog Schmog

  4. Yum. Onion dip is one of those things we have to be wary of (often contains gluten), so taking this to a party would be a smart, and delicious move!


  5. Lisa from West Palm BeachOctober 10, 2010 at 1:46 PM

    Thanks so much for the Gluten Free Onion Dip recipe! My siblings and I all have Celiacs, so I can bring this dip to our next family function. Yummy ~:^)