this vegan Warm Caramelized Onion Bacon Dip has been our go to appetizer for years! everyone loves it and it will quickly become your favorite, too.
Vegan Caramelized Onion Bacon Dip
Just in time for holiday parties, game day, and this coming Tuesday, I am bringing you my favorite dip!
I wish I was actually bringing it to you, that is how much I know you’ll love this dip. This has been a go to appetizer for years, based on a cheese and mayonnaise based classic from way back in the day.
This one is packed with veggies and cashews and my signature ingredient for bringing that cheesy tangy goodness.
Then it is topped with onions.
Did you know that those old school salad topper Bacon Bits are vegan?!
I found that out quite a while ago now, but I remember just being amazed. This was years before homemade vegan bacon methods came about.
I use those old school bacon bits in this dip. They are crunchy. They are salty bacony GOOD.
If for whatever reason you’d rather not, I get it. Use tempeh bacon bits. Even Shiitake Bacon, because that’s good too. I do not recommend that rice paper bacon for this dip, though – it gets weird.
Yep. I’ve tried it. Trust my experience on this one.
How To Caramelize Onions
To achieve the glorious deliciousness that is a caramelized onion, you mostly need patience. That’s about it. Get yourself a skillet, one large yellow onion, butter, salt, and patience.
Try to find a large skillet so the onions have space to sizzle in a single layer.
Slice the onion in half, then in half moon slices.
I use tongs to pick up and flip the onions as they cook, so they caramelize evenly.
…and then just watch the onions cook. and wait.
I am often doing other prep work or cooking while caramelizing onions. Something else that doesn’t require constant work – like chopping or mixing. Something that I can stop while I take a minute to stir the onions as they cook.
As an example – you can prep the ingredients for this dip while the onions caramelize!
I cannot wait for you to make this dip.
See the recipe below for full details about how to caramelize onions.
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Serving Size: 1/3 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 118Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 561mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 7g
Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 67Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 238mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g
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