The 4th of July is not the same without a classic summer dip! Am I right? And this year, I am pumped to make a forgotten favorite – Caramelized Onion Dip.
I always forget about appetizers. Growing up we never really ate a lot of appetizers, and when we did it was normally a cheese and cracker board, veggies and hummus, or chips and salsa (Texas style). But this 4th of July, I am determined to make a yummy app!
A few weeks ago, Poppy and I took a quick trip to Trader Joe’s or TJs as we call it. This is probably my kid’s favorite grocery store. Mainly because she gets to ride the super cool glass elevator, and adores the free samples. That day in particular was extra toddler-friendly because they were giving out chips and dip samples!
Such a simple yet awesome combination: a classic potato chip with a creamy onion dip. Poppy LOVED it! So much so, that the Trader Joe’s employee gave her an extra large sample portion. This kid, always eating… gotta love her.
I honestly can’t even remember the last time I had onion dip and chips. And the fact that I am still thinking about this dip a month later is the inspiration for today’s homemade Caramelized Onion Dip.
Here’s the deal with this dip. It takes a little big of patience to cook the onions down, but it is TOTALLY worth it! In about 30 minutes, you end up with 2 cups of the creamiest most flavorful dip ever!
I do need to warn you, it is 100% addicting. You can’t just have a little. It’s not possible. So get ready to go snack crazy!
I like serving this dip up with chips (duh), carrot sticks, and cucumber slices. It is the perfect dip to bring to a party, barbecue or the 4th of July holiday weekend hint hint. Plus it’s surprisingly amazing on sandwiches, wraps and paninis too!
Now if you are not normally an onion lover, fear not, these onions are completely cooked, soft, caramelized, sweet and tasty without that harsh onion flavor. Let’s be real here, this dip is so good you are basically using each chip as a spoon to devour the dip up!
This holiday weekend, my contribution will be a big batch of this awesome homemade dip. Let’s hope I make enough 🤗
Slightly adapted from Ina Garten’s recipe (aka my idol)