Caramelized onion dip with yogurt and mascarpone is a creamy dip with mascarpone, Greek yogurt, and caramelized onions. Serve this dip with baguettes or with chips.
Because you don't need many ingredients and you can prepare this the day before, it's a perfect recipe for when you have a party.
I recommend making it ahead of time so that all the flavors can develop properly.
Because of its mild flavor, this creamy onion dip not only goes with wine or a cheese board but is also very tasty on bread.
Caramelized onions - the star of this dip are, of course, caramelized onions. These are not difficult to make, but you do need some patience.
You make this by cutting onions into thin rings and caramelizing them very slowly in some butter. Before stirring them into the cream cheese mixture, let them cool well.
The longer you gently sauté the onions, the sweeter they become, making this dip extra delicious!
Greek yogurt - yogurt gives a fresh taste to the dip and makes it a little less thick. It also makes the onion dip less fatty than a mayonnaise-based dip.
Cream cheese - I prefer to use mascarpone when I make this dip. The mild flavor brings out the onions well.
Other cream cheeses such as Philadelphia are also a great option.
Chives - chives have a slight onion flavor and fit very well in this fresh dip. I used dried chives, but you could use fresh chives instead.
You can also replace the chives with some thyme.
You can find the complete ingredient list and instructions on the recipe card below!
- You'll need a mixing bowl to mix everything well.
- Cute bowls for serving the caramelized onion dip.
In the refrigerator, you can keep this dip for about 2-3 days.
Take the caramelized onion dip out of the refrigerator half an hour before you want to serve it so the cheese can soften a bit.
Caramelized onion dip
- 250 gram mascarpone
- 250 ml Griekse yogurt
- ½ teaspoon chives
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3-4 onions
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Step 1: caramelize the onions
- Clean the onions and cut them into half rings.
- Heat the butter in a thick-bottomed pan and add the onions and salt.
- Let the onions cook gently over low heat for about an hour. It is important that
- you keep stirring the onions from time to time during the caramelization process to prevent the onions from burning. If it cooks too much you can add a little water.
- Add the balsamic vinegar and when the onions have a nice, deep brown color they are ready. Let them cool completely before continuing.
Step 2: make the dip
- Put the cream cheese, Greek yogurt, pepper, chives, and caramelized onions in a mixing bowl and stir well.
- Season the dip with some salt and pepper if necessary.
- Put the dip in a nice bowl and serve at room temperature with some chips or French bread.