This dip, spread, or creamy-cheesy-spoonable French onion soup is to die for delicious. You can serve it straight up on crostini or with crackers of your choice. Or take it to the next level and elevate sandwiches and burgers with it. Either way you go – it is darn good stuff.
It’s creamy, has a sweetness from the caramelization, zip from the chives and is addictively flavorful. Very reminiscent of French Onion Soup. We served it with crudités and it was a huge hit all around. I diced my onions extra fine, but a thicker dice would be heartier and just as awesome. Plus it is a make ahead recipe – perfect for entertaining!
CARAMELIZED ONION SPREAD
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 cups chopped yellow onion
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 cup (4 ounces) block-style 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
- 1/2 cup canola mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
DIRECTIONS Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and garlic to pan; sauté 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 35 minutes or until very tender and caramelized, stirring occasionally. Add cream cheese to pan, and stir to combine. Remove from heat; stir in mayonnaise and the remaining ingredients. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
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Really good dip makes the world a better place. (proven fact)