Cream Cheese Caramelized Onion Dip

Prep Time 10min Cook Time 45min
Yields serves 8


Caramelized Onions

  • 3 medium sized white onions, thinly sliced 
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons dry white wine

Cream Cheese Onion Dip

  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 green onions, chopped, white and green parts
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup toasted California walnuts, chopped, divided


Add olive oil to a large skillet. Add onions, stir, and bring to medium heat. Do not stir again for 5 minutes. 

Add salt, stir, and turn down heat to medium-low. Cook for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and caramelized. They should soft and sweet. Stir in balsamic vinegar and white wine. Bring heat back to medium-high to evaporate liquids. Remove from heat and set aside. 

To make dip, add all dip ingredients to a large bowl including 1/2 cup of the walnuts. stir gently to combine. Then add 3/4 of the caramelized onions. Stir to fully incorporate. 

To top, add remaining caramelized onions and walnuts to the top. Serve with tortilla chips or potato chips. 


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