Vegan Caramelized Onion Dip | Stephanie Dreyer

Vegan Caramelized Onion Dip

Vegan Caramelized Onion Dip


This dairy-free Caramelized Onion Dip is a vegan take on Barefoot Contessa’s pan-fried onion dip. It’s a major favorite in my house and a party pleaser wherever I bring it.  

It’s perfect served alongside crinkled potato chips (or dolloped on top of veggie burgers). The secret to this dips is the carmelization of the onions. Don’t skimp on the time it takes to get these just right (about 30 minutes)!


I also insist on Vegenaise for the mayo, Tofutti for the sour cream and Kite Hill for the cream cheese in this recipe.

Vegan Caramelized Onion Dip


  • 2 large yellow onions
  • 3 tablespoons Earth Balance
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 ounces Kite Hill cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup Tofutti sour ceam
  • 1/2 cup Vegenaise


  1. Cut the onions in half, and slice them into thin half rounds.
  2. Heat the Earth Balance and oil in a large saute pan on medium heat. Add the onions, cayenne, salt and pepper and saute for 10 minutes.
  3. Reduce the heat and cook for another 20 minutes or so. Stir occasionaly, until the onions are brown and caramelized. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  4. Place the cream cheese, sour cream, and mayo in a food processor. Combine until smooth.
  5. Stir in the onions and taste for seasonings.
This vegan Caramelized Onion Dip is a crowd pleaser. No one will miss the dairy! The secret is in the caramelization of the onions. Each delicious bite is worth every minute!

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