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Sweet Onion, Scallion and Chive Dip

Sweet Onion, Scallion and Chive Dip 3.000
Jan 26, 2000

Think onion dip has to be made from a packaged mix? Think again. The real thing tastes so much better. Serve with potato chips and crudites.

The dip is best made at least 4 hours in advance and can easily be made the day before.


Servings: 3 cups
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 pound sweet onions, such as Vidalia or Peruvian, cut into 1/4- to 1/2-inch dice
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped scallions, white and tender green parts
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped chives
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)

Directions

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onions, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions just begin to turn golden. Add the scallions and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring. Remove from the heat; add the chives and mix well. Transfer the onion mixture to a bowl and set aside to cool slightly.

While the onion mixture is cooling, combine the sour cream, cream cheese and salt in a medium bowl. (These can be mixed by hand if the cream cheese is soft or in a food processor if the cream cheese is still firm.) Add the onion mixture and stir to combine. Taste and add salt, if desired. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


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Adapted by Stephanie Witt Sedgwick.

Tested by Stephanie Witt Sedgwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per tablespoon: 34


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 3g 5%

Saturated Fat: 2g 10%

Cholesterol: 8mg 3%

Sodium: 41mg 2%

Total Carbohydrates: 3g 1%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 1g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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